Sunday Cocktail: Plum Happy

I make cocktails at home, not just to fine tune my skills, but because it's economical. I love hanging out at the bar and probably spend a little too much time there. But drinking $9 or $10 cocktails start to add up.

Hubby and I have a deal. We won't go to the bar on Sunday if I play the role of bartender at home.

Plums aren't quite in season yet (June, July, August, September) but I had a hankering for some. Of course with every produce I get I think 'how can I turn this into a cocktail?'. So for this week's Sunday Cocktail I give you the Plum Happy.

PLUM HAPPY

2 oz Bombay Dry Gin

2 oz St. Germain (Elderflower Liqueur)

1/2 Lemon

1/2 Plum

Muddle plum with lemon juice. Add gin, St. Germain and a splash of grenadine for color. Shake with ice. Double strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Personally I like my drinks on the dry side. While hubby likes them sweet. We were both plum happy with this drink. (sorry, I couldn't resist.)