Ume Klug

1 12 oz Gin, City of London (Tanqueray/Plymouth work too)
34 oz Simple syrup (Plum-ginger - see note)
1 oz Junmai Sake
34 oz Lemon juice
1 sli Plum (Coin sized muddling slice)
Instructions
Build in Shaker, cut coin of plum flesh and squeeze in to mix. Add 5 large cubes and shake well. Serve up. Double Strain if Desired.
Notes
To make Syrup, Mash 2 Quarts of Plums into 3 Quarts of sugar. Add 8-10 thin slices of ginger root, and 3 Quarts of Water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 min. Cool and strain.
History
Made impromptu at Michael McAvenas house with homemade sake in 2009, finally finding its way onto the Blackbird Menu in 2013.
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