This year I made some Plum Brandy. It has a gorgeous rich fruity flavour and is very easy to make. The rich red colour makes it perfect for gift giving in decorative bottles.
1 kg dark red plums (I used frozen plums)
2 cups white sugar
500 ml (2 cups) vodka
125 ml (1/2 cup) brandy
Halve and pit the plums and put in a large jar. Add vodka, brandy and sugar – shake to dissolve sugar.
Most of the recipes I saw simply put all the ingredients in together. One stewed the plums a little first with the sugar. Because I started with frozen plums, I stewed them gently with the sugar to defrost them. When cool I added them to the vodka and brandy.
Seal and leave to brew in a dark cupboard for 2 months, shaking occasionally.
Strain and decant into clean bottles. Leave to mature for at least another month.