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How to make low-alcoholic Umeshu

Umeshu has a sweet and sour taste, so even people who don’t like alcohol can drink it deliciously like juice.

But did you know that Umeshu actually has a higher alcohol content than some other kind of liquors like beer?

For people who don’t want to be drunk, in this blog, we will introduce how to make low-alcoholic Umeshu.

  • Alcohol content of Umeshu 

The alcohol content of Umeshu is about 8 to 15 degrees

The alcohol content of beer is around 5%, wine is around 14%, and sake is around 16%, so Umeshu has a higher alcohol content than these liquors.

  • Recommended drinking method to lower the alcohol content 

Umeshu is delicious, but it has a high alcohol content, so it is difficult for people who are sensitive to alcohol to drink several cups in a row.

If you drink straight umeshu, you will get drunk in no time because the alcohol is almost as strong as drinking sake or wine.

In such a case, it is a good choice for you to mix Umeshu with soft drinks.

If you mix it with water, the taste will be diluted. But if you add a flavored soft drink, it will not be diluted and it will be delicious.

  • Umeshu with Milk 

A combination that you can enjoy a yogurt-like taste is umeshu mixed with milk. 

This also softens the mouthfeel of alcohol and gives it a mellow taste.

Approximately 150ml of milk should be added to 30ml of Umeshu for a perfect ratio.

  • Umeshu with Tea 

The refreshing taste of tea goes well with umeshu, so if you want to enjoy umeshu without sweetening it, we recommend mixing Umeshu with tea! 

By using unsweetened tea, the sweetness is suppressed, so it has a refreshing taste and is easy to drink hot or iced.

  • Umeshu with Orange Juice

It is a way to mix the acidity of orange juice and the flavor of Umeshu. 

It has a fruity taste like eating plenty of fruit, so even those who don’t like Umeshu can drink it like juice. 

The recommended ratio of Umeshu and orange juice is 5:5.

Although umeshu is a high-concentration liquor, you can enjoy it more if you devise ways to drink it. 

So if you have not tried to drink Umeshu because of its high alcohol content, why not try to make low-alcoholic Umeshu using our recommended methods?

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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