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Warm Sugar Plum Cocktail

This Warm Sugar Plum Cocktail by KC of G-Free Foodie combines the fragrant blend of spices, juice, and rum — perfect for a cozy night in.

SERVINGS: 2 cocktails PREP TIME: 10 minutes


For cocktail:

  • 8 oz prune juice

  • 3 oz spiced rum

  • 1 medium orange, for juice and garnish

  • 1 cinnamon stick

For garnish:

  • 2 prunes

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 TBSP sugar

  • Remaining 1 TBSP orange juice


Using a vegetable peeler or a small, sharp knife, carefully cut 4 strips of zest (remove any white pith) from the orange, then juice the orange (yielding at least 3-4oz., reserving 1 TBSP). Pour the prune juice, spiced rum and fresh orange juice into a small saucepan, and then add the cinnamon stick and two strips of the orange zest. Warm over medium-low heat (slight simmer) for 5 minutes. While the cocktails are warming, prepare the sugar plums by rolling two prunes in the remaining 1 TBSP orange juice (or water will work) and set on a plate, sprinkle with sugar to coat, and allow to dry for 30 seconds, then sprinkle with sugar again. Divide the cocktail between two mugs. Garnish each mug with a piece of orange zest and a sugar plum on a cocktail pick, and a cinnamon stick.

Recipe courtesy of California Prunes

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