Three Damson Fine Cocktails

November 28, 2014 7:35 AM

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Three Damson Fine Cocktails

HEDGEROWS ACROSS EUROPE have been bursting with damsons. Both sweet and tart, these wonderfully purple fruits, known as the “plums of Damascus,” are a natural choice for jam. But they’re also a versatile cocktail ingredient. Whether using the whole fruit or simply adding it in the form of liqueur, damson-infused cocktails are a sure way to provide warmth this fall.

“Damson is a very interesting flavor because it is quite light,” says Christian Pulido, head bartender at the Bulgari Hotel in London, fresh from Los Angeles. “We don’t have them in L.A., so it is great to use them here. Making drinks with them is fun—you don’t often get to use two liquors with frui...

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