A smash is a classic cocktail where the fruit is smashed or crushed with the liquor. We didn’t quite do that. Instead, we muddled fresh plums with bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, and just a bit of fresh thyme.
The result was a delicious, refreshing summery drink. If you use good ripe plums, this drink is sweet and fruity with a touch of lemon, a touch of thyme, and a touch of vanilla from the bourbon. I think this might be one of of our better concoctions. But then, I always think that.
1/2 ripe plums, the juicier the better
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1.5-2 oz bourbon
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle thoroughly until the plum is juicy and the thyme has released its oils. Shake with ice. Strain into a glass over more ice. Garnish with a thyme sprig, if desired. Enjoy!
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