How to Make a Plum and Tonic

How to Make a Plum and Tonic

If you, like me, love plum wine, you might have some to drink on occasion.

If, like me, you make your own, you might have a gallon+ sitting around.

And, if you are like me, you may be wondering what there is to do with plum wine besides sipping it, cold, and enjoying that subtle sweetness and plummy taste?

As much as I love plum wine, it can be too cloying when you have had too much. Its sweetness can also lead to unpleasant hangovers.

Thankfully, I’ve discovered a delicious way to cut the sweetness with tonic water and bitters, making a new drink that I call a Plum & Tonic. It has that plum-tastic taste, but without the syrupy feel. And, the extra water will help hydrate you, making hangovers less of a certainty.

This tasty cocktail has only 3 ingredients

Plum and Tonic Recipe


1/4 cup Sweet Plum Wine ([homemade] or store bought)
6 oz chilled Tonic Water (half of a 12 oz can)
A shake or two of bitters (I like Sour Cherry Bitters)


  1. Combine ingredients and enjoy!
Please drink plum wine responsibly 🙂

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