Plum Cider

Complement summer surf-and-turf meals with this light, refreshing cocktail.

Plum Cider
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Ciders can be sneaky calorie bombs, but this refreshing plum cider falls under 200 calories. The sweetness of the rice wine and cider is cut by savory, crispy pancetta garnish—a golden combination that makes for a flavorful cocktail.

If you’re feeling particularly kitchen-savvy, pair this plum cider cocktail with crab cake BLT burgers for a tasty summer surf-and-turf meal.

Cocktail recipe courtesy of Anthony Caporale, director of Beverages Studies at the Institute of Culinary Education. 

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

4 min.

  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz chilled rice wine
  • 2 plum slices
  • Juice of 1 lemon wedge
  • 4 oz chilled cider
  • 1 strip pancetta, cooked
  • 1 orange peel

In a mixing glass, muddle together simple syrup, rice wine, plum, lemon juice, and cider. Strain into glass over ice. Garnish with pancetta and orange peel.