The rainy season and Umeshu (梅酒)
Japanese liqueur made by steeping ume in alcohol and sugar. Usually we steep ume in shouchu, which is a distilled beverage from barley, sweet potatoes or brown sugar. I use shouchu made from brown sugar which has a faint sweet fregrance.
Ume juice is a kind of cordial and made by tiering ume with some boreholes and sugar. I love it mixed with soda water.
This umeshu and ume juice will be finished in this summer and I am looking forward to drinking them with my family and friends.