plum and thyme bellini – rivals the classic

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When the girls are home, we buy prosecco by the case. It’s our drink. Icy cold poured slowly into a tall frozen flute, prosecco is the perfect summer drink. For fun, we add different combinations of muddled fruit and herb infused simple syrups. Tonight, Sara and I are testing a PLUM AND THYME BELLINI. Happy Weekend!

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If ripe white peaches work in a classic bellini, ripe plums will be off the charts!

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PLUM AND THYME BELLINI

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 6 thyme sprigs + more to garnish
  • 2 plums + 1 plum for garnish
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco

THE STEPS

  1. Place sugar and water in a small sauce pan over medium high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, add thyme sprigs, stir, and let steep until cool.
  4. Chill until ready to use.
  5. Peel and chop 2 plums.
  6. Muddle the plums with 4 tablespoons of thyme simple syrup and lemon juice until the plums are completely liquid.
  7. Divide fruit mixture between 4 flutes
  8. Top off with prosecco and garnish with extra plum slices and thyme sprigs. [borage blossoms optional]
  9. Serve immediately.

THE LOVE: Ralph pours a perfect glass of prosecco. His tricks include: rinsing the glass in ice cold water to make sure there is no soap residue then tipping the glass as he SLOWLY pours the prosecco to the 3/4 mark. There is nothing worse than a bubble-less glass of bubbles!

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