Photo: Jim P.
Here is the rough and easy recipe to make one serving of Jim's refreshing, plum-basil cocktail:
1 big, or 2 small very ripe plums
1 good-sized sprig of basil in a cocktail shaker
Add 2 oz bourbon
.5 ounces sweet vermouth
A dash of bitters (Jim uses Fee's barrel-aged.)
Shake and strain over crushed ice.