Purple plum liqueur

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    150 days 20 min

    Delicious home-made plum liqueur. It needs to 6 months to develop but after that you can enjoy it poured over ice cream or sponge cakes. Try dipping the plums from the liqueur into melted chocolate. Delicious!


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 litre

    • 1kg ripe purple plums, pitted
    • 1/2 litre pure rectified alcohol (see note)
    • 1/2 litre vodka
    • 300g caster sugar

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:150days resting  ›  Ready in:150days20min 

    1. Place plums in a glass carboy used for brewing. Pour in rectified spirit and vodka, cork the carboy and set aside in a dark place for 5 weeks.
    2. After 5 weeks, add sugar and set aside for 4 more weeks.
    3. Strain the liqueur through a sieve lined with muslin cloth; pour liqueur into bottles, cork and let rest in a dark place for at least 3 months.

    Note:

    Rectified alcohol is a very high strength spirit that's used for making homemade liqueurs. You can buy it online or in specialist brewing shops.

    Tip:

    Try dipping the plums from the liqueur into melted chocolate. Delicious!

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