Umeshu (Japanese Plum wine)

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Cooking Time : 20 minutes,  Serving : ,
Category : Drink

INGREDIENTS

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  • 1kg Unripe Ume
  • 1kg Rock Ice
    (between 500g to 1kg is good for 1kg Ume. 1kg is become sweet Umeshu)
  • 1.8L White liquor

Equipment

  • A large glass jar with a tight-fitting lid
  • Paper towel ( or clean regular kitchen towel )
  • A toothpick

DIRECTIONS

  • Wash a jar with hot water for sterilization and dry it well
  • Wash each Ume gently
  • Soak Ume in the water for 2- 4 hours (this step is for remove ‘aku'(harshness) from Ume)
  • Drain well and dry each Ume using paper towel
  • Take out stems of Ume using toothpick
  • Place ume first in the jar and put rock sugar over Ume
  • Make layer of Ume and rock sugar
  • pour while liquor over Ume
  • Shut the lid and store a dark, cool, dry place
  • It ready after 3 month but longer you wait it become more tasty

*shake the jar slowly once a while to mix everything up

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