You and Me – Umeshu Cocktail Recipe

Leandro from The Educated Barfly laid down a challenge to create an original cocktail utilising the Japanese plum wine liqueur, Umeshu.
The Nigori Umeshu that I utilised is very cloudy, viscous, has a fresh acidity and has a notable amount of sugar. Plums pair with other stone fruits, nuts and whiskey so I utilised rye whiskey, a housemade cinnamon & plum syrup and walnut bitters for a unique Umeshu sour.
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  • 30 ml Rye Whiskey 1 oz
  • 22.5 ml Nigori Umeshu 0.75 oz
  • 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice 0.5 oz
  • 15 ml Cinnamon & Plum Syrup 0.5 oz
  • Dash of Black Walnut Bitters
  • Half an Egg White


  • Combine all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  • Dry shake (without ice)
  • Add ice and shake a second time
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a walnut


Other flavours that compliment plums:
Almonds, hazelnut, cinnamon, citrus, black pepper, honey, vanilla, ginger, raspberries, berries, bourbon, stone fruit, yuzu, strawberries, peach, fig and elderflower.
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