Plum Syrup for Plumtinis

The other day a friend gave me some beautiful plums. Organic ones straight from their fruit tree. They were pretty little purple balls of plumy goodness. I didn’t really know what I was going to do with them, but I knew I’d come up with something.

plums: Plum Syrup for Plumtinis

When I came home later that day, I saw this idea from Food in Jars. No Cook Fruit Syrup. Sign me up! And, those little plums would be just perfect for the job. I love that she says “Because sometimes, it’s just too darn hot to turn on the stove for even a minute,” in her post. She’s so correct! And, man, has it been hot around here lately. Hot and humid. Yuck.

Plum Syrup for Plumtinis

plums, chopped and in the jar, ready to be muddled

But, I digress… So, this isn’t so much of a recipe as it is a guide. Whatever your fruit: plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, etc, and half as much sugar. Muddle (or smash) the fruit and the sugar together. I used a wooden spoon for this, but you could also use a potato masher, a regular spoon, or if you were really cool and had a bartender’s muddler, you could use that and look super-cool.

Plum Syrup for Plumtinis

The plums have been muddled with the sugar: note the grainy texture of the syrup

Once you have a smoosh of fruit and sugar, place it in the ‘fridge overnight or for a couple of days. The sugar will melt into the fruit and create a pretty syrup with no hard work on your part!

Plum Syrup for Plumtinis

Plum syrup after it has been sitting for a day: note the smooth texture that the syrup has now

When you’re ready to use it, either strain the fruit solids out, or use the smashed fruit in your plumtini. Either way works. Use it as a fruit syrup over ice cream, cake, heck any dessert! Or in a drink, like this Plumtini!

This would also be lovely with club soda, either the adult version or a teetotaler version with just syrup and club soda.

Plum Syrup for Plumtinis

Plumtini. Great for sipping on a hot summer day

Plumtini
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180 calories
15 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
128 g
2 g
14 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
128g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 oz vodka
  2. 3/4 oz cointreau
  3. 2 1/2 oz plum syrup
Instructions
  1. Shake ingredients with ice. Serve with a lime twist.
Notes
  1. This would also be lovely with club soda, either the adult version or a teetotaler version with just syrup and club soda.
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calories
180
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
15g
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  1. says

    I absolutely love the simplicity of this post. Do you know, can you advise, how long the syrup would last for in the fridge? Thanks

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