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Sour Plum Drink

Sour Plum Drink

Sour Plum Drink Recipe

This is a refreshing thirst quencher, a great appetizer drink and goes well with spicy food.

Serves: 1 glass (250 ml)

Prep Time: 10 mins


  •  6 preserved sour plums
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 small lime (calamansi)
  • hot water
  • water
  • ice cubes


1. Add sour plums and sugar in a mug. Add just enough hot water to cover the sour plums. Stir to dissolve the sugar, and let it sit for a few minutes until the sour plums are softened.
2. Cut the lime in half, squeeze in the lime juice and discard the seeds.
3. Transfer the sour plum mixture and squeezed lime into a serving glass. Add water and ice cubes. Serve cold.

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14 Responses to “Sour Plum Drink”

  1. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — June 4, 2011 @ 4:14 am

    I think I had something like this in a pho restaurant once. It was really refreshing — thx for the recipe!


  2. Rylan Ty — June 28, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    Oh my gosh! I’m so glad you brought up the calamansi in here. Back in the Philippines, we have a similar common drink…it’s like the lemonade of the Philippines. Actually, I am growing some calamsi and they are bearing A TON of limes! I’d love to try your version!


    • foo dui geng replied: — July 11th, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

      thank you for sharing . It’s refershing and the best part is it’s easy to make.