Plum and Orange Cocktail


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

Thirsty Thursday posts from the last several weeks would suggest that bourbon is the only spirit for fall, but any spirit goes as long as the ingredients are seasonal. Today’s Plum and Orange Cocktail is a lighter drink for fall because it’s made with gin, but the fruits involved are easiest to find in this area at this time of year. This is a light and refreshing drink that won’t leave you longing for summer.

What you’ll need:
1 oz. dry gin
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 prune plum
Juice from 1 navel orange

Slice the plum in half and remove the pit. Muddle the halves in the bottom of a highball glass. Add in the gin and triple sec. Juice the orange into the glass and top the drink off with seltzer. Garnish with a slice of the orange. Stir and serve.