A Plum Pop Cocktail is a sweet tart cocktail, that sings of summer. Keep it fun and use seasonal plums in your next cocktail.
Plums are one of those fruits that are a bit confusing to me. I always love the color, that dark purple with light flecks is satisfying, but are they sweet or are they tart? I think it depends on how ripe they are and the variety. I have to say because the plums are always housed right next to the peaches, the flashy, sweet and juicy peach always seems to win out over the more modest plum.
I am trying to be more cognizant of the pretty purple plum and make sure I bring a few home each week. Oddly, Plums are relatives of the peach and the nectarine and even the almond. Who knew?
Of course plums are healthy, but because of that purple flesh they are really loaded with a ton of health benefits and very few calories, so they are a good snack on the go, not as messy as the peach.
With my little basket of plums sitting around, I wanted to try them in a cocktail. I knew I wanted it to be slushy and a bit tart. The Chambord helps with the tartness, and the plums make for a fresh satisfying cool cocktail. You can switch to vodka if you prefer. This is a super easy and fresh cocktail to whip up and enjoy all summer long.
- 1 fresh plum, pitted
- 1/2 juice from fresh lime
- 1/2 ounce Chambord
- 2 ounce Gin
- Splash of Sprite or 7 up
- 1/4 cup fresh ice
- Add plum, lime juice and ice to blender. Puree until crushed
- Add Chambord and Gin and blend to stir.
- Pour into tall glass and top with a splash of Sprite
- Top with Plum wedge (optional)