Red Plum and Rye

A fresh, clean flavor profile that is subtle enough for summer but complex enough to be an end-of-the-day sipper. This is my kind of last call.
By / Photography By David Johnson | June 01, 2013


Simple Syrup

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly before using. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator.


Gently muddle plum, sage and syrup. Add rye, Cointreau and lemon juice. Shake. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.

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  • 4 slices red plum
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (I recommend Redemption Rye)
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
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