This Spiced Plum Jam Gin Cocktail is perfect for any occasion. Look in your pantry for an incredibly easy and impressive fall cocktail to make.
Welcome to Day 5 of Booze Week. Today my special guest blogger is Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. My regular readers know me and Susan are blogging buddies.
We do theme weeks like Christmas Week, Cookie Week and Ice Cream Week together. We always have a blast. I've even had the pleasure of meeting her in person. I adore this lady so very much. So when I was planning Booze Week I knew I had to ask her to participate.
If you are in search of an incredibly simple, yet impressive fall cocktail then look no further than your own pantry to make Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail.
Spiced Plum Jam Gin Cocktail
Hi there Lunatics! I’m thrilled to pieces to be back guest posting here today. The last time I was around these parts was over two years ago! I’m a bit overdue, don’t you think? You might recognize my name because Kim and I just put on a celebration of ice cream epicness with #IceCreamWeek in August.
Now that summer is over, it’s time to start concentrating on fall flavors, warm spices and cocktails to settle down with by the fire.
Are you familiar with the trend of putting jam in your cocktail? It seems to have been floating around for awhile but I finally decided to give it a go and let me tell you – I’m all for it.
Jam in my booze is my new jam.
No more need for busting out the blender to mix up special fruit purees or mashing and smashing. Heck you could even make use of that almost empty jam jar shake things up right in there.
So why plum and not a more traditional fall fruit like apple or pear? I’ll tell you why, because I always feel like plums are the forgotten fruit, the middle child if you will. In the beginning of the summer we are gaga over berries, then come the peaches and as soon as peach season ends everyone starts apple picking and poaching pears.
How about those plums? They get stuck right in peach season and stay great through October.
The poor poor plum, but today it gets its due and it pairs perfectly with a little cardamom and nutmeg. Toss a cardigan on while sipping this cocktail and watch the leaves change, it’s just what you need at the end of the day.
More Drink Recipes:
- Frozen Strawberry Margarita
- Peach Sangria
- Pomegranate Party Punch
- Boozy Strawberry Watermelon Slushies
- Easy Apple Sangria
- Cranberry Sangria
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Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail
- ½ ounce spiced simple syrup
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon plum jam or preserves
- 2 ounces gin
- slice of fresh plum for garnish
- Spiced Simple Syrup:
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- In a small saucepan bring the water, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg to a boil. Cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool. Pour the syrup into a small jar and save extra in the refrigerator for additional uses.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the spiced simple syrup, lemon juice, jam and gin. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of plum.
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