Cocktail Hour: The Summer Plum Smash

A delicious cocktail for the Summer, tried and tested from Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails, by Eric Prum and Josh Williams.

Makes two drinks.

What you will need:
2 shots of gin
2 shots of plum liqueur
2 cubes of cane sugar
4 small summer plums (pits removed and quartered)
4 small sprigs of fresh thyme (plus 2 to garnish)

Step 1: Add the cane sugar cubes, plums, and thyme sprigs to a shaker.

Step 2: Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until thoroughly crushed and the sugar has mostly dissolved.

Step 3: Add the gin, plum liqueur, and ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

Step 4: Strain the mixture into chilled coupes and garnish with remaining thyme sprigs.


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