Umeshu – the delicious Japanese plum wine made using ume plums is a refreshing alcoholic beverage with a fruity aroma that makes it a great ingredient to add to your cocktails. Be it mixing cocktails for yourself or your guests, there is an umeshu cocktail for everybody. While umeshu is a stimulating beverage in itself, umeshu cocktails are easy to mix and taste great with or without food.
Here are three delicious umeshu cocktails you can make easily at home.
The tomato juice-based bloody mary is a popular cocktail all over the world. Add umeshu to the mix and you have a winner. To make bloody umeshu, all you need to do is mix one part of umeshu plum wine with two parts of freshly squeezed tomato juice. Stir lightly and serve over ice in a tumbler.
A tropical favorite, the mojito is generally a refreshing tropical lemon-mint cocktail. An umeshu mojito is even more refreshing and delicious. You can enjoy the umeshu mojito with your meals or even by itself. It works great at all times. To make an umeshu mojito, first squeeze the juice of a lime. Roughly tear a few peppermint leaves and add them to the lime juice. Add equal parts of umeshu plum wine and soda to it. Shake it all together and pour over ice in a tall glass. Add a lemon wedge and some more mint leaves to garnish.
Pink Umeshu Moni
Pink grapefruits are a sub-tropical delight with a fresh sour flavor and gentle bitterness. Mix the juice of grapefruits with tonic water and some umeshu, and you have a winning cocktail with an irresistible balance of acidity and sweetness. To make a Pink Umeshu Moni, mix equal parts of umeshu plum wine, pink grapefruit juice, and tonic water. You can use any grapefruits to make this cocktail. You can also use spiced or flavored tonic water for the cocktail. Pour it over ice in a tall glass and garnish with some mint leaves or a slice of grapefruit.
Umeshu is a bartenders’ friend when it comes to mixing cocktails as there are endless possibilities for what you can create using it. Umeshu pairs well with most mixers and cocktail ingredients. Umeshu cocktails are also a great accompaniment for your meals. So, get mixing and have fun with umeshu cocktails with these easy recipes at home.