Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup

Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup recipe || The perfect syrup for summer cocktails and homemade sodas! It's even great over ice cream. || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #glutenfree #vegan

Vanilla bean & plum is one of my go-to flavor combinations for summer! While I do love combining these two classic flavors in baked goods like cobblers and scones, my favorite way to indulge in this pair is by making a delicious fruit syrup that I can store in the fridge for easy cocktails and homemade sodas! 

Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup recipe || The perfect syrup for summer cocktails and homemade sodas! It's even great over ice cream. || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #glutenfree #vegan

Recently I teamed up with my party-loving friend Kate of Hola Jalapeño, to celebrate our friend Aida’s recent marriage in Thailand with a deliciously elegant bridal shower. I just couldn’t resist volunteering my services to build a champagne bar!

Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup recipe || The perfect syrup for homemade sodas and summer cocktails! It's even great over ice cream. || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #glutenfree #vegan

I set up the bar with a trio of delicious fruit syrups, including this apricot orange blossom syrup, fresh pressed citrus juice, and a variety of edible flowers for garnishing our glasses. It was so easy since the syrups could all be made a few days in advance and was a huge hit amongst our guests! 

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Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup recipe || The perfect syrup for summer cocktails and homemade sodas! It's even great over ice cream. || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #glutenfree #vegan

Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2-2 1/2 CUPS 1x

Description

This delicious syrup is perfect for drinks and over ice cream!


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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups chopped plums
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean split in half

Instructions

  1. Combine the plums, sugar, water, and vanilla bean in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has reduced and the mixture has thickened.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the plum mixture into the strainer. Press on the solids with a spatula to extract all of the syrup then discard the solids. Allow the syrup to cool then store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To make a drink

  1. If making a soda, fill your glass with ice. Then fill the glass half full with syrup and top with champagne or sparkling water.

Photography by Salt & Wind and This Mess Is Ours.

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