nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 215
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: <1 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 25 g
Gluten-Free

Bay Leaf and Black Peppercorn Plum Sparkler

Serves 8 (Makes 2 cups syrup)

Summer plums, bay leaves, and black peppercorns are simmered together for a dark-and-spicy variation on the classic peach Bellini. The syrup will keep up to a week in the fridge. For a nonalcoholic version, top with sparkling water.
  • 1 ½ lb. plums, pitted and thinly sliced
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 750-mL bottles Prosecco or sparkling water

1. Combine plums, sugar, peppercorns, bay leaves, and 1 cup water in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, or until plums are soft. Remove from heat, and let cool.

2. Strain plum mixture, pressing down on solids to extract liquid. Discard solids. Stir in lemon juice.

3. To serve: Pour 1/4 cup plum syrup into each of 8 glasses. Top each with 2/3 cup Prosecco.

July/August 2011 p.48

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