Sour Plum Drink

Sour Plum Drink

Sour plum drink (酸梅水) is one of my favourite local drink! Even though this drink is quite common here, not every drink stall sell this. I think I am more likely to find this drink at the more traditional drink stalls located at hawker centres. I tasted really good ones at Pek Kio and Beach Road hawker centres. Back at home, this drink is not difficult to make at all. Not only is it an excellent thirst quencher for beating the heat, it is also a great appetizer drink (开胃) and goes well with spicy food.

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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.