Plums and alcohol have been long-time bedfellows.  The Czechs call it slivovice, the Bosnians call it šljivovica, the Germans Sliwowitz, the Bulgarians сливовица, and the Italians slivovitz.  Be it the myriad of Slivovitz found all throughout Europe, or the famous Sloe Gin of England, plum-based distillates can be found the world over. Perhaps it’s due to the intoxicating combination of sweetness and tartness inherant in the plum; the great equalizer in the natural world, and one that has captured the palates of mankind for centuries.  Rumor has it, that upon lopping off the head of an innocent farmer, Genghis Khan shouted to his compatriot, “Leave the sword, take the plums”.  (And by “rumor has it,” I mean, “I just started it.”) And so it was, like countless devotees before him, Steven DeAngelo (the Founder of Greenhook Ginsmiths in Brooklyn) fell prey to its charms like Odysseus to the Sirens.  Wishing to…