Fall Sips at Counting House: Black Plum-Inspired Gin Cocktail

Fall Sips at Counting House: Black Plum-Inspired Gin Cocktail

Head bartender Kacey Liebes and Beverage Manager Jennifer Salomé concocted the Sellerie Blume – a floral, fruity and slightly savory drink

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Photo by Sarah Arneson

Sellerie Blume

Counting House Head Bartender Kacey Liebes and Beverage Manager Jennifer Salomé concocted this floral, fruity and slightly savory gin cocktail, finding inspiration in black plums from the Durham Farmers’ Market in combination with a special ingredient: elderflower syrup. “[It] comes from Austria in very limited supply, only once a year!” Jen says. “We were lucky enough to acquire some, and it played lovely with the plums.” The syrup and Beefeater gin is combined with Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, which “adds body and a touch of herbaceousness,” plum and lemon juice, and a half dropper of celery seed tincture that “ties it all together by adding a clean herbal note to the end of the drink,” Jen says. “[It’s] refreshing and intriguing, a perfect combination … making you want to come back for another sip.” Counting House, $13

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Amanda MacLaren
Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.