Kompot-Refreshing cold drink for a hot day
With summer all around we need lot of refreshing drinks to beat the heat. Here in Middle East with temperature of 42-45 C all day which continues for month’s fresh fruit drink is a must to keep hydrated. Saying so, I don’t say no to fresh fruits/drink anytime of the year. Rejuvenate your body with this simple homemade Plum fruit drink/Kompot.
Kompot is alcoholic free cold drink made of fresh fruits. It is popular in Russia, Originated in Eastern Europe. I simply love this rustic drink for the luscious color it gets from boiling plums! Yes, it’s 100 percent natural- no added colors, no fermentation. Boil the plums with double the quantity of water simply (1:2) and add sugar according to taste. Chill and serve.
1 litre water
500 gm Plums
4-5 tbsp sugar
Step 1: Wash plums, cut into slices, discard the pits.
Step 2: Bring water to boil.
Step 3: Add Plums and cook for 10 minutes in medium low.
Step 4: Add sugar and simmer for 10 minutes. Switch off and allow it to cool.
Step 5: Once cooled, chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or more. Strain and serve or as is. Enjoy!
Blueberries can be added for rich color.
Serve with ice cubes (optional)