With one of the longest winters behind us – finally – I’m craving some light and fruity flavours. And with the weekend a mere hours away, my mind’s on cocktails. If you read my post on creating an elegant and easy Parisian Brunch, you know that I owe you a cocktail for brunch. And have I got the perfect one! My Gin and Jam Fizz, is easy, fruity and perfect for brunch.
This summer has definitely been about mixing cocktails with herbs: basil, mint, or thyme – I love them. They add an earthiness and just enough flavour to a cocktail to make it special. And because I love words and will never tire of it’s ‘thyme’ for a cocktail, this week I’m kicking off the weekend with a Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash.
As a kid I loved plums, I could eat them by the bowl full, but for some reason over the years, they’ve fallen out of favour for me. I seem to pass them by, choosing peaches or pears instead. But a few weeks ago I came across a version of this cocktail and was inspired to combine a childhood favorite with my grown-up favorite – Prosecco 😉 While my copious love of plums hasn’t quite re-emerged, this cocktail is delicious and one I’ll enjoy again and again. It’s the perfect way to kick off the weekend or enjoy a Sunday brunch. Cheers!