Prune Plum Spritzer
One of the last stone fruits of the season, Italian prune plums are typically available from mid-August to September.
- Yield: Makes 2 cups
Photography: Johnny Miller, inset: Raymond Hom
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 6 prune plums, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Red wine
Bring sugar, water, peppercorns, and a pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan. Add plums; return to a boil. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use (up to 1 week). Serve over ice, topped with seltzer or a combination of seltzer and red wine.