This roasted plum martini makes the most out of juicy summer stonefruit, at its best right now. The gorgeous plum colour looks like liquid rubies and tastes just as decadent!

Ingredients – makes 8 martinis

3 ripe plums, plus extra slices to garnish

¼ cup (55g) brown sugar

160ml chambord

240ml vodka

650ml cranberry juice

2 limes, halved


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Halve plums and place cut-side up in a small roasting pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and place in the oven for 40 minutes or until very tender.

3. Strain plum mixture through a fine sieve, slightly pushing down with the back a spoon to push through the syrup and puree. Discard solids. You should have about 125ml (1/2 cup) of plum syrup. Set aside to cool completely.

4. Place ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake until chilled.

5. Pour into martini glasses, and garnish with a plum slice.

What’s your favourite fruit cocktail?