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winter cocktail warm sugar plum
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Warm Sugar Plum: Our Favorite Winter 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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol recipes, cocktail recipes, holiday recipes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 257kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 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 tablespoon sugar
  • Remaining 1 tablespoon orange juice


  • 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 tablespoon 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.


Feel free to double or triple the batch!


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg