During September, we transition from the fading of summer to the early sighting of fall. Crisp morning air gives hints of what’s to come, but the warmth of the sun lingers to tease us one more time to the beach. Combining the best of both seasons, this Plum-Blackberry Cobbler delivers the perfect cocktail for the metamorphosis.
Start by cooking summer plums with ginger and cinnamon – a process that intensifies the flavors. The addition of bourbon adds warmth to the cocktail, suggesting the taste of fall. To add contrast to these main stars, muddled blackberries, lime juice, and more fresh ginger give a refreshing kick.
You can easily adjust the balance of summer and fall to your liking by putting emphasis on your favorite ingredient. You can’t really go wrong with this cocktail to help you during the changeover – regardless of what the weather actually brings.
Yield: 1 cocktail
Glassware: lowball glass
Tools: shaker, muddler
1. Add syrup, fresh ginger, and blackberries into a shaker and smash several times with the muddler until juices are released; add lime juice, bourbon, and top with ice cubes. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously until well combined, about 20-30 seconds.
2. Pour mixture into glass, half filled with ice, and garnish with cucumber slices and blueberries. Serve chilled.
Yield: about 1-1/2 cups
2 black plums, pitted and chopped
7 slices of fresh ginger
1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. (30ml) honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon