New This Month

Plum Cocktails


These refreshing cocktails are made with gin and either yellow or red plums.

  • Yield: Makes 10

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2005


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 8 plums (red, yellow, or both), pitted and cut into 6 wedges each
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 10 ounces gin
  • Sparkling water


  1. Cook sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Stir in plums; remove from heat. Refrigerate syrup until cold.

  2. Fill 10 tall glasses with ice. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into each glass; add wedge to glass. Stir 1/4 cup syrup and 1 ounce gin into each glass. Add sparkling water to fill; stir. Garnish with plums. Serve.

Reviews Add a comment

  • cookingblogger
    27 AUG, 2010
    I didn't put the **** in the above comment, honestly! I don't know how they got there -- they appeared after I made the comment. Please don't think I meant any four letter words to go there!!!!