Cookbook:Ume-shu (Japanese Plum Juice)

Ume-shu (Japanese Plum Juice)
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Ume juice is extracted by preserving the fruits in sugar. It tastes sweet, smooth, and acidic, and is a refreshing drink, often enjoyed in the summer. The taste and aroma of ume-shu can appeal to even those people who normally dislike the taste of alcohol.

Ingredients edit

Equipment edit

  • A container (preferably a sealable glassware)

Procedure edit

  1. Wash plums and wipe dry.
  2. Cram plums tightly into container with rock sugar. Add liquor if using.
  3. Pour honey into container on top of ume.
  4. Seal container, and leave in a cool, dark place until the plums are shriveled and leathery.
  5. Remove fruit from container.
  6. To drink, dilute the plum liquid with two times as much water.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Keep in a cool place during summer.