by Jerri Banks, New York
Small spoonful of plum preserves
Fresh ground black pepper
The pungency of the black pepper is a nice contrast to the rich black fruit quality of currant juice and plum preserves.
In a mixing glass crush juniper berries. Add plum preserves, blackcurrant juice and Potocki Wódka. Add ice, shake well and double strain. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass over cracked ice. Garnish with dusting of black pepper.
Will create a perfect bridge to appetizers such as bigos (spicy meat & cabbage stew), smalec (pork fat) or boczek ze´sliwka˛ (bacon-wrapped prunes).