Homemade Plum Liqueur (Meilach) Recipe

Miscellaneous Untried Recipes

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.

From Homemade Liqueurs by Dona and Mel Meilach:

[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.

Units of measurement (unless stated otherwise)
1 cup = 8 ounces = 236ml
1 quart = 32 ounces = 944ml
1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 1/2 ounce = 15ml
1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml
1 tsp (teaspoon) = 1/6 ounce = 5ml
1 pint = 16 ounces = 472ml

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