Wednesday, June 04, 2014

One of the very best things about being at a Farmers Market is the unusual things you are likely to find there. This week my eye was drawn to the Organic Fruit stall called Organic Box, who also happen to run a fabulous box scheme- check it out here.  I saw what looked liked plums but were in fact Pluot's.  Never heard of a pluot?  Me neither! 

Pluots, apriums, apriplums, or plumcots, are some of the hybrids between different Prunus species. Prunus is a genus of trees and shrubs, which includes the plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds.

Completely intrigued by the idea of a cross between a plum and an apricot I bought some and they were delicious.  They totally just taste like really good plums but that is no bad thing.  

Anyway, Friday came along and gin o clock was calling so I decided having a pluot left if was time to cocktail it!

I placed the juice of half a lime, 2 tsp. sugar and 1 shot of gin to the blender and allowed the sugar to dissolve for a few minutes.
 I rimmed the edge of the glass with lime juice on the glass and then dipped it into a mix of sugar and lime zest.

 Add the chopped, de-stoned pluot and some ice to the blender and whizz till thick and smooth.  Place in the rimmed glass and top up with a little soda water.
 Perfectly summery and deliciously pink!  Cheers.....

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