Plum Punch Cocktail
Plums, roughly chopped: 6-7
Sugar: 3/4 cup + 2tbsp
Water: 2 cups
Vodka (I used Smirnoff): 80 ml
Mint leaves or dried mint: for garnish
Ice cubes: 10-12
1. In a deep-bottomed pan, put the sugar and water and bring to boil to make the sugar syrup. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat. Let it cool and refrigerate.
2. In another pan, put the chopped plums, 2 tbsp sugar (adjust sugar according to the tartness of the plums) and a little bit of water and saute them to make a thick puree. Strain the juice till the last bit and discard the roughage. Let it cool and refrigerate. (If you're using fresh mint leaves you can crush it first and then mix it with the puree)
3. For assembly: In a martini glass, first put 2-3 cubes of ice and heap a tbsp and a half of plum puree on it. Add 20 ml vodka and top it off with sugar syrup. Sprinkle some dried mint (if using). Garnish with a plum half and voila...you get a cocktail pretty in pink!