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)
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