Learn to make your own Japanese Plum Wine


Makin' me plum thirsty

If you are of legal drinking age in your country and just happen to like all things Japanese, Umeshu is something you might want to try besides the well-known Japanese staple sake. Umeshu is also more known and referred to as plum wine, this sweet Japanese lacquer is made by soaking sugar and unripe green plums in alcohol.

The video above from SimonAndMartina makes the process seem easy enough to make with Martina going through all the steps with the few ingredients required for the drink. But since involves a long period of keeping something away inside a container, it requires some effort with sterilizing and making sure everything is clean. The process in making Umeshu is steeping, basically soaking the plums to extract the flavor to mix into the shochu with sugar enhancing the sweetness.

I remember drinking Umeshu a few years ago and liking it despite my relatively neutral feelings with alcohol. Umeshu had a nice sweetness to it with the alcoholic potency one would expect from something with shochu. Check out the video above to see how Martin's Umeshu turned out.

Would you make this? If you do, call me over and I'll bring some leftover Japanese snacks I got from the dozen unboxings I have done.

Via SimonAndMartina


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