This stuff really is epic. Unfortunately I haven’t got a picture of the first batch of Plum Rum but you can see a few images of a recent one that I made with a mixture of red and yellow plums.
I started with a big lot of cheap plums from the North End Road. I pricked the plums all over and added a cinnamon stick, two cloves, zests of half an orange and half a lemon, a pinch of whole mace and enough sugar to cover half the plums. After about 10 weeks I strained it and then waited another couple of weeks before it was properly ready.
The end result was fantastic and worryingly easy to drink. I wouldn’t normally leave a cinnamon stick in the finished bottle like this for fear of overpowering the drink but I honestly don’t think this stuff is going to be hanging around long enough to make a difference.
Also just need to say a huge thank you to the talented Tom Zinovieff (www.tomzinovieff.com). He very kindly took these awesome pictures (on his birthday no less) hopefully you will be seeing some more of him on here over the next few months.