This drink is commonly enjoyed by plum farmers in Japan as a way to stave off heat exhaustion. In fact, this recipe is from Michiko Futaba, the owner and operator of Mitchan-no-Ume, a plum farm in Wakayama Prefecture, the center of plum production in Japan.


Plum Vinegar (梅酢/Umezu) 2 tsp
Plum Syrup (梅シロップ / Ume shiroppu) 3 tbsp
Water (水 / Mizu) 500 cc

【How to Make】

Add the umezu to the water, then add the plum syrup and mix well. Ideally, the taste should be just a little sweet. If you would like it sweeter, add more syrup.

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Recipe Developed by: Michiko Futaba