2 oz. Slivovitz
1 tsp. Sugar Syrup
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Shake ingredients -except soda- with ice, pour into a highball glass and fill with soda. Garnish with a plum slice.
RUSTIC PLUM TART WITH SLIVOVITZ
This country-style tart is easier and less intimidating to make than a fancier tart made in a fluted flan ring.
A Slivovitz-flavored almond cream is layered inside a pizza-like pastry shell, plums cover the top, and skin-on raw, sliced almonds for a crunchy texture are sprinkled over top and an interesting look.
1 ounce (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup almonds, whole or sliced
1/4 pound almond paste
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup Slivovitz (substitute kirsch or brandy)
Grind the flour and almonds in a food processor until finely ground, (The flour keeps the almonds from turning oily).
Cream together the almond paste, butter, and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, Add the flour and almond mixture to the creamed mix. Stir in Slivovltz and reserve. (Refrigerate if making ahead, up to 4 days).
PLUM BRANDY SLIVOVITZ IN POPULAR CULTURE
In the 1990 film Avalon it is mentioned as the only thing other than seltzer water that the patriarch of the family would drink after he emigrated to America.
In Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley Under Ground, her anti-hero, Tom Ripley, orders slivovitz in an Austrian café while visiting Salzburg, Austria.
The group Andra Generationen participated in the Swedish music contest Melodifestivalen 2008 with a song called "Kebabpizza Slivovitza". Slivovitz is offered to Jonathan Harker in Dracula.
In Mart Crowley’s play The Boys in the Band, slivovitz is used as an example of the banality of self indulgence.
"Hate tequila, what about slivovitz? Tired of boys, what about girls? Or what about boys and girls mixed and in what combination?"
In the independent film Art School Confidential, Slivovitz is the drink of choice for one of the main character, Jerome’s acquaintances, Jimmy, a psychotic has-been artist with sinister muses for his death-themed paintings.
In the film, "Bardo" a friend of Jerome’s takes him into the slums of the city to meet Jimmy, the landlord of a decrepit apartment complex.
When Bardo initially asks Jimmy to allow them in, he gets no reply.
It’s only when Bardo pulls out a bottle of Slivovitz and bribes Jimmy with it that he allows them entrance.