Wash and slice plums, removing pits. Combine plum slices, lemon juice, and St. Germain in a shaker. Muddle until plums have released most of their juice. Strain into a champagne flute with simple syrup. Top with bubbles.
For Thyme Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
6-8 large sprigs of thyme
Place water and sugar in saucepan over medium heat. Heat and stir occasionally until bubbling and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add thyme. Let steep for 1 hour. Drain and pour in container. Store in fridge for up to 30 days.
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We’ve brought up simple syrup a couple times, but the only recipe we’ve given in the past was for a specific flavored syrup. Here is a general recipe for how to do a basic, unflavored simple syrup. You can play around with your own flavor combinations by adding flavors or substituting the water with other liquids. Just keep in mind that other liquids will have different water contents, so you may have to adjust the cooking time or add a touch of water to keep the consistency appropriate. (We suggest making the base syrup a few times before you get crazy, just so you know what to look for consistency wise.)
Bring water to a low boil. Add sugar and stir for until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea, and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea leaves and return to a low boil. Add sugar and stir for until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 30 days. (Any butterfly pea flower tea can be used as a substitution.)