Plumpkin Recipe

Plumpkin Recipe

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

This easy mojito variation from Area Four in Cambridge, Massachusetts is best with a flavorful, ripe plum or pluot. It's perfect for a hot late-summer day.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1 ripe black plum or pluot, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 lime, cut in half (2 lime quarters)
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: mint sprig


  1. 1.

    Muddle plum or pluot with sugar into a rough pulp. Add lime and mint leaves and muddle lightly. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add rum, and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Pour unstrained into 12-ounce serving glass, top with soda and garnish with mint sprig.