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Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash

Light and bubbly, the perfect mix champagne and plum– a sorely underappreciated fruit– and hinting of lemon and thyme, this dazzlingly refreshing cocktail is choice if you want ease into the evening. Did someone say “happy hour special”?– because it’s an ideal cocktail hour bridge between the ceremony and reception.

2 Plums
6 Thyme Sprigs
Juice from one Lemon
4 Tbsp. Thyme Simple Syrup (1/2 Cup of Sugar, 1/2 Cup of Water, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add thyme sprigs, stir, and let cool.  Chill until ready to use.)

1 Bottle of Prosecco or your favorite bubbly

1. Peel and chop 2 plums.
2. Muddle the plums with the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice until all of the plum juices have been released.  (You can also muddle right in the glass if you prefer to have bits of fruit in your cocktail.)
3. Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker.
4. Pour over crushed ice evenly between two glasses.

5. Top off with prosecco and garnish with extra plum slices and thyme sprigs.
Serve immediately.

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