Warm Sugar Plum Cocktail

This Warm Sugar Plum Cocktail is sure to be a favorite throughout the cool winter months – the fragrant blend of spices, juice and rum are perfect for a get-together or a cozy night in. Recipe by KC of G-Free Foodie

Servings: 2 cocktails
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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.