The Story Behind The Plum Sour

In this delicious variation on the classic Gin Sour, I’ve replaced traditional simple syrup with a quick and easy homemade plum syrup. It adds a lot more depth of flavor in this cocktail, and the sweetness mixed with tart lemon is really tasty. This cocktail can be served in a coupe; or, in warm weather, it can also be served over ice in a rocks glass.


  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce plum simple syrup
  • 1 egg white


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine.
  3. Strain out ice and shake hard again.
  4. Fine strain into coupe glass.
  5. Garnish and enjoy!

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Updated: 2018-05-15

Plum Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 pitted plums

Plum Simple Syrup Directions

  1. Combine sugar, water, and plums in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Taste occasionally to ensure sufficient flavor emulsion.
  4. Let cool, and store in a cool place.
The Plum Sour Recipe