Recipe: Japanese Ume Plum Syrup Juice

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Savvy Tokyo

Take advantage of the umeshu-making sets at stores this season to make a tasty syrup that the whole family can enjoy. Just before the rainy season kicked in you most likely saw your local supermarket fill up withumeshu (Japanese plum wine) making sets. A simple recipe that involves leaving fresh green Japanese ume plums in a jar with rock sugar and shochu (a distilled Japanese liquor) and sitting it to ferment for over a year. However, as wonderfully refreshing, tasty and popular as umeshu is, it’s not a drink for everyone. Using the same umeshu ingredients minus the alcohol, you can actually …

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