#448 Homemade Umeshu

Fermenting your own wine or brewing your own beer sounds quite intimidating.

There are so many factors to consider and so much equipment.

umeshu

Umeshu is a delicious sweet alcoholic beverage.

It’s ridiculously simple to make at home.

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Every year around the end of May and beginning of June shops start to stock the 青梅/ao ume, blue plums (yeah.. Japan has that funny thing with blue and green).

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They also stock the containers, sugar and plain white alcohol.

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Umeshu is often called plum wine, but it’s really a kind of liqueur.

If you put all of the ingredients together in layers with the alcohol and wait one year it’ll be ready!

You can even check out a recipe on cookpad here (you remember, our article on cookpad, right?)

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