A refreshing, healthy,tasty summer drink ,made using fresh plums and sparkling water.
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.
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.
Once cool, mash the plums using the back of spoon/ladle or potato masher.
Using a sieve, filter the puree, so that the plum seeds, and peel are separated, and the plum flesh is filtered.
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.
Add a little seasoning- salt, black salt, pepper. Using black pepper is optional.If you do not like it, you can avoid using this.
The plum concentre is now ready. Pour it into clean glass bottles, and store it in the fridge.
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.