When I was in France for the G'Vine competition, I was captivated by one drink in the finals. It is the simple combination of gin, lemon, cinnamon syrup, and plum wine. So simple, so delicious.
The drink was created by David Wolowidnyk of Vancouver. The recipe is on my post on the Fine Cooking website, but what the heck, I'll print it here too.
By David Wolowidnyk of Restaurant West in Vancouver, Canada
1½oz G’Vine Floraison Gin
¾oz “Ume” Plum Wine
1oz Fresh lemon juice
¾oz Cinnamon Syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick & lemon zest.
To make Cinnamon Syrup, boil one liter of water with two cinnamon sticks until the water is reduced by half. Add one liter of granulated sugar and simmer until just dissolved. Remove from heat to cool before using.