japanese plum wine

May 29, 2012 § 17 Comments

this sweet dessert wine is so refreshingly delicious. the taste of the plums is infused into the sake and is normally made in the springtime when plum trees are in bloom. you can find these three ingredients in japanese/asian grocery stores and it’s so easy to make!

1 pound unripened green ume plums {in japanese/asian grocery stores during the month of may}
1 quart good quality sake {rice wine – gekkeikan is a good one}
1 bag rock sugar

to do:
rinse and dry plums. in a large lidded jar, drop in all of the ume plums. add in the rock sugar evenly and pour the sake in. place the lid on the jar and allow to sit and age in a cool area for at least one month. the longer it sits the more flavorful it gets. serve chilled straight or on the rocks. the ume plums are deliciously edible as well. enjoy!

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