This is from a collection of recipes from books I own, but which I haven't myself tried yet. However, you can have faith that at least the authors themselves have tried them, so they're not deadly or anything.
[Note that the book says to use sweet, small purple plums or the large, meaty tart plums, fresh from the grocer's counter or even from the tree if you can.]
Place cut up plums and pits or whole plums (pierce the skins to the pit) in a jar with flavorings, sugar and vodka. Be sure vodka covers plums. Steep 3 months, shaking occasionally to mix all the ingredients. Strain and filter. Enjoy the fruit as a dessert as it has been sweetened and has the whole liqueur flavor
Place plums and flavorings without sugar in the vodka. Steep 10 days. Strain and filter, add 3/4 cup sugar syrup*; 1/2 ound dried prunes may be substituted in either of these recipes instead of the plums.
* 1 unit of syrup comes (roughly) from 1 unit of sugar dissolved by boiling in 1/2 unit of water.
measurement (unless stated otherwise)
|1 cup = 8 ounces =
||1 quart = 32 ounces =
|1 tbsp (tablespoon) =
1/2 ounce = 15ml
||1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml|
|1 tsp (teaspoon) =
1/6 ounce = 5ml
||1 pint = 16 ounces =