Plutocrat, hybrid cocktail

Pluots, apriums and plumcots are hybrid fruits combining the plum and apricot. We think the best are the early season variety with a red, fuzzy skin and a crimson, succulent interior. As these hybrids are an American innovation, an American spirit is an appropriate partner. This makes 2 cocktails.

Plutocrat Plutocrat vert
2 plucots, peeled and pitted
4 ounces bourbon
1 ounce Southern Comfort
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Chilled soda water

Put fruit, bourbon, Southern Comfort, and lemon juice in a blender and puree for 20 seconds. Divide the puree equally into two ice-filled highball glasses. Top with soda and stir. No garnish.

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Tasting notes: Zingy, deep fruit with bourbon heft.

Tomorrow: Summertime

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