Plum Smash

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This week’s drink is my favorite of this summer! Juicy, dark-red plums combine with thyme and bourbon to make a surprisingly complex cocktail. The vanilla notes of the bourbon underscore the tart and sweet flavors to make for a refreshing and fresh tasting drink.


  • 1 1/2 ripe purple plums, the juicier the better
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon


Thoroughly muddle the plum, thyme and simple syrup until the plum is juicy and the thyme has released its oils. Pour in bourbon and lemon juice, then shake with ice. Strain into a glass over more ice. Garnish with a thyme sprig, if desired.

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