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Five best sweets to pair with umeshu

Five best sweets to pair with umeshu

How do you like your umeshu? Do you prefer it by itself, or do you like making delicious cocktails with it? Do you like it warm or cold? Do you prefer it sweet and mellow or crisp and slightly sour? No matter how you like your umeshu, you can always pair it with some great sweet treats to have a delicious experience.

Confused about which sweets to pair with your umeshu? Here are the top five sweets we recommend serving with umeshu.


Pairing western alcoholic beverages like wine and whiskey with chocolate is a commonly followed practice. However, next time you are having some chocolate, have a glass of umeshu with it, especially some dark chocolate. The sweet and sour taste of umeshu would go very well with the low sweetness and rich mouthfeel of chocolate. 

Dried fruits

Dried fruits have a wholesome sweet-to-sour taste that matches the sweet-to-sour taste of umeshu. Moreover, the natural sweetness of dried fruits makes it a great healthy snack alongside the nutritious umeshu. Dried figs make an especially great sweet to have with umeshu.

Vanilla ice cream

The classic favorite dessert of people young and old, vanilla ice cream is a great dessert to serve with umeshu. You can have umeshu on the side with the ice cream, serve ice cream on top of the umeshu like an umeshu float, or pour umeshu over the ice cream in a bowl as a one-bowl dessert. If you feel experimental, drizzle some chocolate sauce on top to take your dessert to a whole new level of deliciousness.


When we say marshmallows, the first thought in everyone’s minds is usually hot chocolate. However, having a glass of chilled marshmallows topped with some fluffy marshmallows can be a fun and delightful experience too. If you do not want to add the marshmallows to your glass, have it on the side. You can even smoke the marshmallows to add a caramelized touch. Another option is to have marshmallows baked with chocolate or even crackers with sandwiched marshmallows paired with the Umeshu. Marshmallows make a great sweet to have Umeshu in all their forms.

New York cheesecake

The rich, creamy, baked New York cheesecake would be an ideal dessert to serve with the umeshu, mainly sparkling umeshu. The creaminess of the cheesecake gives the pairing a good mouthfeel and together they enhance the best flavors in each other. Umeshu that is herbal, or has floral notes like those of lavender or berries would pair well with cheesecake.

Umeshu alleviates the dessert experience for everyone and offers something to satisfy every sweet tooth. The key is to find just the right pairing that suits your taste buds!

About Umeshu Lovers

Made with the finest ume plums from Japan, Umeshu is an apéritif with a sweet-sour flavour.  

Known commonly as “Japanese Plum Wine”, Umeshu is among the most well-known alcoholic beverages in Japan and is slowly gaining popularity worldwide.  

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