Plums are fruit produced by Prunus domestica, of the Rosaceae family. You can buy them either fresh or dried: in dried plums (prunes) antioxidant substances are more concentrated than in fresh ones. Plums are mainly known for their laxative properties, but they also have tonic and energizing properties and can depurate the body. Vitamin A, contained in plums, is beneficial to nails, hair and skin and slows down ageing.
Elisir Prugna should be served plain, at room temperature, to best appreciate the original note of amaretto and bitter almond that characterizes it.
An alternative way to enjoy this typical liqueur, deeply rooted in the Vicenza area tradition, is suggested by mrs. Annamaria of the Antica Osteria La Madonnetta in Marostica, who offers her customers a dessert of first choice prunes steeped in Elisir Prugna.