Get 'em while they're ripe! Here in Northern California plums are in season May to November, so take advantage of these sweet juicy fruits with this plum & mint cocktail.
1.5 oz Venus Gin Blend No. 01
1 oz plum syrup*
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
2-3 fresh mint leaves
Splash of soda water
Muddle mint, plum syrup and lemon juice in a shaker. Fill with ice, add gin and shake until chilled. Pour into a glass with ice and top with soda. Garnish with a mint leaf.
Combine equal parts chopped plums and sugar and macerate together. Let sit for a few hours or overnight. Add 1 part water, stir well or shake until sugar is fully dissolved, then strain. More or less water can be added to desired sweetness/thickness.
Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add chopped plums and let simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Strain and allow to cool.