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Sparkling Plum drink recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A refreshing, healthy,tasty summer drink ,made using fresh plums and sparkling water.

Course: Drinks
Keyword: plums,plum drink, plum juice, plum refresher, plum soda, plum soda refresher, summer drinks, fresh fruit drinks, fresh fruits, vegan, gluten free,kids drinks
Servings: 8 glasses
Author: anubhav mahajan
Ingredients
  • 1 kgs plums ripe or even over ripe would do
  • 2 cups sugar raw unrefined cane sugar
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper optional
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh mint leaves for garnish(roughly crushed)
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • sparkling water/ soda water to serve the drink
  • ice to serve
Instructions
  1. To start with, add the washed plums in water . Cover and boil for 10-15 minutes or till the plums become soft and tender. You can even pressure cook the plums in a little water for 1-2 whistles.

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  2. Once plums are boiled, and still hot ,add the sugar, and mix it well. I used the brown unrefined cane sugar.You can use any sugar you prefer.Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

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  3. Once cool, mash the plums using the back of spoon/ladle or potato masher. 

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  4. Using a sieve, filter the puree, so that the plum seeds, and peel are separated, and the plum flesh is filtered.

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  5. You can throw away the peels left in the sieve. I did not want to throw away the peels, so I blended the peels separately, and added it to the plum puree I had.

  6. Add a little seasoning- salt, black salt, pepper. Using black pepper is optional.If you do not like it, you can avoid using this.

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  7. The plum concentre is now ready. Pour it into clean glass bottles, and store it in the fridge.

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Serving
  1. To serve, add half a glass of plum concentrate (you can vary this qty as per your taste and the sweetness you want) in a glass along with ice. Add a few crushed mint leaves, and a dash of lemon (these are completely optional), and top it up with some sparkling water (soda).It tastes so good.

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Recipe Notes
  1. I tried having this with plain water, instead of soda (sparkling water), but it did not taste so good.So I suggest using soda, and not plain water even for kids. Don't worry, Plain soda/sparkling water is good for health !!! 
  2. If you want you can make it in large batches, and store in airtight glass bottles in the fridge. As the plums are cooked, it does not go bad.