Making Plum Wine together!

Some of my friends loved my plum wine. ^^  This year, we tried to make it together.

This is a simple recipe for a typical plum wine or Umeshu!

What you need:

  • Green plums —– 1kg
  • Rock sugar —— 600g ~ 1kg
  • Shōchū with a 35% alchohol/volume, or brandy ——- 1.8L
  • Container (such as a glass jar with a lid)

Steps

  1. Wash the green plums, wipe off the excess water around the plums and take off the stem using a stick.
  2. Make sure the container (glass jar) is clean, and put in the green plums from step 1 and all of the rock sugar (or honey). Pour in the liqour (shōchū or brandy), close the lid of the jar and store it in a cool and dark place.
  3. Occasionally shake the jar gently to mix the contents together. The wine can be consumed after around three months, but it is better to wait for around a year to make it even more tastier. Remember to take out the plums after one year.

 

Every year I also prepared non-alcohol plum syrup for my children too. It’s good for children and people who want it without alcohol.

This year I made two types of plum syrup: a regular one with rock sugar and another with brown sugar.

 

We had a sushi making event and lunch after making the plum wine.  We made California rolls together and ate Temaki Sushi and other food that I had prepared. I didn’t have time to take photos here. ^^;

I can’t wait to try out the wine next year!

 

My Japanese cooking blog is  here!