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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
  • Salt
  • 6 prune plums, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Seltzer
  • Red wine


  1. 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.

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