Adapted from a recipe in the Wasington Post
Need to drink? Lots of fall plums around (especially Italian plums)? Make some slivovitz for the holidays! Slivovitz is a plum flavored vodka, that ages the plums in vodka, sugar, lemon peel and cinnamon sticks for two months. Great holiday treat for your boring party.
Get a half gallon container with a wide lid (I bought a lovely dog food treat container).
Fill with enough plums (with two vertical slits per plum to let the juice out)
Add two cups of sugar
Add four cups of vodka (or enough to cover the plums)
Add a couple of cinnamon sticks and a little lemon peel
Stir daily to ensure sugar gets dissolved in the mixture
Set aside for two months
Strain out liquid and put in freezer. Serve frozen in small glasses (It is vodka, after all!)