FIZZY BEACH PLUM MADRAS
I’m thinking sunsets at the beach with this twist on a classic summer cocktail.
Makes 4 drinks.
3 tablespoons beach plum preserves
2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
4 ounces rum
8 ounces seltzer water
Ice cubes or crushed ice
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
Gently heat beach plum preserves until it becomes pulpy syrup. Discard the pulp by straining through a fine mesh.
In a measuring glass, combine the syrup and juice and stir in the rum (can be set aside until ready to serve). Fill 4 tall glasses with ice and pour ¼ of the rum-juice mix into each. Add seltzer water and garnish with lime wedge.
Variation: Substitute the orange with grapefruit juice to make a Sea Breeze. Use vodka in place of rum if you prefer.