Greengage smash


  • 2 large greengages, cut into quarters, plus extra to garnish

  • 6 fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish

  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 10g/½oz plum jam, mixed to a syrup with 2 tsp boiling water

  • 35ml/1½fl oz orange-flavoured vodka

  • 50ml/2fl oz Riesling wine

  • crushed ice

Preparation method

  1. Place the greengages and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker and crush lightly (muddle) with a long-handled spoon.

  2. Add the lime juice and plum syrup and stir well.

  3. Add the vodka, wine and ice and shake well.

  4. To serve, half-fill a tumbler with crushed ice, then strain the mixture over the ice. Garnish the glass with the remaining mint sprig and wedge of greengage.

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