Autumn, Winter, Drinks

Spiced Plum Sour

I LOVE a Sour, by far my favourite cocktails. from Piscos to Amarettos, its the perfect mix of sweet and sour. they are highly adaptable for a flavouring point of you too.

What is special about the ones I make is the simple swap in in from egg white to aquafaba, and no you can't taste chickpeas!

The one here is spiced plum, plums are sweet and sour anyway, so it made the perfect choice. It evens of a spooky violet hue for Halloween entertaining.

The syrup will keep well in a sterilised airtight bottle for the season and can be used to drizzle on porridge, pancakes, other cocktails and desserts.



Spiced plum Syrup

2 ripe dark plums

1 cup caster sugar

1 cup water

1 cinnnamon stick

6 cardamon pods bashed open

3 star anise

1 vanilla pod split


100ml aquafaba from can of chickpeas

150ml of white rum, spiced rum, gin or vodka

75ml spiced plum syrup

juice of 2 lemons

2 star anise to serve

a few thin slices of plums (optional)


  1. Start my making the syrup add all the ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to the boil reduce to a simmer for about 5-10 minutes until the plums have gone soft and the syrup is a gorgeous plummy colour. take off the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Once cool drain through a sieve and decant into a sterilised bottle.
  3. Fill a shaker half way with ice and add all the ingredients except the star anise.
  4. Shake vigorously for a good couple of minutes.
  5. Pour into chilled glasses of choice and when the froth has settle add a star anise to finish.

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