Plum liquor

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a great day full of ghosts, witches, pumpkins, candy and fun. We had a Halloween party at our place this weekend and it was so great. I wish it would be socially acceptable to be dressed as somebody else because I would sure take anadvantage of that. Me and Chris dressed up as Sandy and Danny from Grease. We figured we already have same hair color and don’t need wigs easy enough!

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Last year we were Maleficent and the crow and I already started planning for next year. In Poland more and more people celebrate Halloween but it is a new, American tradition. Instead, on November 1st we have a holiday called Święto Zmarłych (All Souls’ Day) which is very different in character. It’s more serious and more about praying for the friends and family members that passed, remembering them and visiting the graveyard. Being a Polish person living in the US I celebrate both.

Today I have for you a great recipe for a homemade plum liquor. It’s sweet, fruity and rather strong. Very easy to make, however it takes 2 to 6 months to achieve the best flavor, it’s so worth it, I promise. It is a perfect winter drink that will warm you right up. Great for holiday season.

I cut plums in half lengthwise and pitted them. I saved 3 pits. Adding them to the liquor adds some depth to the flavor.

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I transferred cinnamon sticks and plums together with 3 pits to a big jar and covered with sugar.

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I let it sit there for 2 days until the plums let some juice out. I stirred it a few times a day.

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After 2 days I added spirytus (I mentioned it in my other recipes, it’s a very strong 95% alcohol) and 2 cups of water and closed the jar. I tried my liquor after 2 months and it was really good, however my parents say that it tastes even better if you let it sit for up to 6 months. It should be kept in a dark place. Also, make sure that the cover on your jar is closed.

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It takes some time but is so worth it! Cheers!

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If you tried this recipe and posted a pic or a comment use hashtag #EasternEuropeanRecipes I’d love to see how it turned out!


Ingredients:

  • 2 lb of plums
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 liters of spirytus
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar

Directions:

  1. Cut plums in half and pit them. Save 3 pits
  2. Place plums, cinnamon sticks and 3 pits in a big jar and cover with sugar. Let it sit for 2 days, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cover the sugared plums with spirytus and water. Close the jar and put in a dark place for 2 to 6 months. It’s great after 2 months but the longer you wait, the more flavorful it will get. Cheers!

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