Rum Plum Tugger
- 1.5 oz. Mt. Gay Eclipse rum
- 0.5 oz. Plantation O.F.D. rum
- 0.5 oz. Averell Damsom Plum liqueur
- 0.5 oz. Amaro Nonino
- 0.25 oz. vanilla syrup
Stir with ice and strain into coupe.
I’ve had the damsom plum for a while (very similar to sloe gin) and wanted to find something for it. Gin is what I usually reach for, so tried rum in this case. The Eclipse is a nice base, but I wanted more bite and grabbed the overproof Plantation. The vanilla deepened the sweet tartness of the plum, and the bitter amaro was necessary for balance. The tartness of the liqueur meant no citrus was needed in addition.
The name came from my daughter almost immediately when I mentioned the ingredients, and I thank her for it. And there’s no doing anything about it.