Umeshu (Plum Wine)

Wondering what to do with those extra green plums growing on your tree? Why not put a few aside, and make Umeshu, and give it for Christmas?

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2280hrs 30mins
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ingredients

  • 2 lbs green plums
  • 34 lb rock sugar
  • 2 quarts sake (or soju)

directions

  • Clean and remove stems from plums. Individually dry them with a sterile cloth.
  • Layer the plums with rock sugar into a large, non reactive container (glass jars?), and pour the soju over them.
  • Seal well and store the jars in a cool dark place for 3 or more months. After 3 months it can be drunk, but it's better the longer you keep it.
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  1. Neighborhood Fruit
    Wondering what to do with those extra green plums growing on your tree? Why not put a few aside, and make Umeshu, and give it for Christmas?
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