Slivovitz

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  1. Jun 24, 2019 #1

    Tallswife

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    AAE3EBBB-EB55-4638-95EF-BB37A0460FD6.jpeg Started one jar of Slivovitz this weekend. Once I can score another jar, I’ll start a batch in that.

    2.5 lb black plums-make 4 slits in each
    1.5 C sugar
    2 sticks cinnamon
    2 2” pieces of lemon peel.
    Vodka to fill jar

    Add sugar and some vodka to dissolve. Add plums, cinnamon, and lemon peel. Cover to top of jar with vodka. Set in a cool dark place for 2 months. Stir weekly. Enjoy!!
     
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    Wow that sounds good. What size jar is it?? Daughter and son-in-law own a liquor store so I need to know how much vodka to order!!!! :ThankYou::thumb:
    Thanks,

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  3. Jun 25, 2019 #3

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    I use gallon glass jars for this. Hope you enjoy it!
     
  4. Jun 25, 2019 #4

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    IF you are by any chance lucky enough to get that same weight in Damsons [Damson plumbs] it will improve the product. ;)

    "SLIVOVITZ: is a liqueur prepared in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Poland and other European countries, from Damson plumbs. It takes the title from Sliva or Sljiva, the Serbian name for the fruit." The Grocer's Encyclopedia 1911

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    No Damson plums around here! Just black or red.
     
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    Hence the previous "lucky enough" comment. ;) It's tragic but they were a very popular plum in the 18th century, I find them mentioned in old cook books often, but they are not commercial and more, and you have to find a person with an heirloom garden. I have tried them fresh off a tree..., they are worth the effort (imho)

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    My mother had a Damson plum planted at their house for quite a few years. The old tree died and could not be replaced.

    Stark Brothers' Nursery has them listed, but out of stock.
     

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