About a month and a half ago, I took out a large jar. Into that jar went three chopped plums, the rind of an orange, a cinnamon stick, a cardamom pod and a few peppercorns, some sugar, and enough vodka to cover the the whole mess.

Fruit and spices + high proof vodka. Just add time.

Yesterday I opened that jar, strained out all the fruit, and captured the resultant wine-colored liquid. Today, I turned off my work computer at 5:01 PM and poured myself some homemade Slivovitz & Soda. Weekend ahoy!

Ready for a sip!