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Three Easy Umeshu Cocktails You Can Make At Home

Umeshu is one much relished Japanese plum wine with a delicate sweetness and a refreshing fruity aroma. Besides being a great beverage in itself, umeshu also is a great ingredient to make delicious cocktails. By mixing it with some simple ingredient you get great cocktails that you can relish with meals or on its own. Umeshu cocktails also make great drinks to serve when you have guests over. Here are three cocktails you can easily make using umeshu. 

Umeshu Soda Fizz

Adding soda to a cocktail gives you a refreshing fizzy drink. Mixing umeshu with soda gives you a drink that has the sweetness of the umeshu and crisp carbonation from the soda. To make an umeshu soda fizz, mix soda and umeshu in equal parts and stir lightly. Serve chilled or over ice in a tall glass. You can garnish with a lemon or orange slice on the glass while serving.

Umeshu Beer

If you are looking for an easy-drinking cocktail with balanced sweetness and nutty maltiness to go with your meals, umeshu beer is the way to go. To make an umeshu beer, mix one part of umeshu with two parts of low malt beer and stir lightly. Serve chilled or over ice in a tall glass.

Umeshu Highball

Highball is a common whiskey-based cocktail made using whiskey and soda. You can add umeshu to this mix to create a delicious cocktail with a refreshing deep taste. To make an umeshu highball, mix one part of umeshu plum wine with one part of whiskey and five parts of soda. Stir the mix lightly. Add a dash of lemon juice to the mix. Serve on ice in a whiskey tumbler. You can garnish with a slice of lemon.

These are some quick and easy cocktail recipes you can make at home using umeshu plum wine. You can experiment with other ingredients too and create your own unique recipes. You can also pair it with your favorite meals and snacks. Umeshu pairs very well with all traditional Japanese food and by mixing it into cocktails you can take the experience to a whole new level.

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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