Photo by Marissa Evans

Dark Horse

2013 Imbibe 75 featured flavor plum gets a spirited spritz in this highball from Brooklyn’s Gwynnett St.


2 oz. vodka
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1oz. ginger syrup
3/4 oz. plum purée
1 oz. soda water
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer, barspoon
Glass: highball
Garnish: lime wheel

Combine all ingredients, except soda, and shake with ice cubes. Double strain into an ice-filled glass, top with soda and stir gently to combine. Garnish.

For the ginger syrup:
2 oz. fresh-pressed ginger juice
2 oz. Demerara syrup (2:1 sugar to water)

Combine ginger juice with Demerara syrup and stir until combined. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

For the plum purée:
20 fresh plums
1 1/2 cups sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice plums, toss with sugar and layer in a large roasting pan. Roast, stirring occasionally, until plums are soft and cooked through (about 20 minutes). Purée mixture in blender while still warm until smooth, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Gwynnett St., Brooklyn, New York