Virgin Davidson Plum Mulled Wine
Over the past couple of weeks it has been none stop rain, with fires roaring and rain coats drying it has been really nice to just sit back enjoy the sound of the rain and a good book, currently reading "The One-Straw Revolution" a beautiful book about one mans life Masanobu Fukuoka, his studies and his approach to a more Eco friendly and sustainable agriculture set in japan during the year of the second world war.
Anyway slightly getting off track but defiantly worth a read, on one muddy morning me a Meighan where driving down her driveway and noticed the Davidson Plum trees where all of a sudden loaded with fruit, the ground covered with these dark blue bulbs, so we grabbed a bag full as quickly as we could before another wave of rain came in.
Virgin Davidson Plum Mulled wine:
- 6-8 Davidson plums cut in half and seed taken out
- 1 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cloves
- 1 orange peeled whole
- 1/2 caster sugar or 1 cup agave syrup
cut your Davidson plums in half and take the seed out then place in a pot, add your water or depending on how many you use just cover them with water, now add all other ingredients and put on a medium heat and bring to the boil, once boiling turn down the heat and let simmer for about 1 hour, the longer you let it simmer the better the result but constantly taste and add to reach your desired result, then strain through a muslin cloth squeezing the cloth to get all the juice and flavour out, then serve into a glass or jar and enjoy. It starts of sweet with a deep spiced flavor then finishes with a calm sour hit.
Option: you could also add in orange slices for a more orange flavor or simmer it down to a concentrate and have it with tonic water and gin (when doing this add equal amounts of water to sugar or agave syrup keep on a simmer and stir occasionally, watch until it turns into a syrup)