Horoyoi Suntory Umeshu Soda / ほろよい サントリー 梅酒ソーダ

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar: 31.15 g
Calories: 189 kcal
Price: MSRP 141 yen (108 yen at AEON)
Official Site: www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/horoyoi/

I’m a fan of umeshu, aka plum wine (梅 (うめ) is Prunus mume, commonly known as Chinese plum and Japanese apricot), though I find umeshu is often so sugary and high in alcohol I can’t drink much of it because my throat will start to hurt.

Suntory’s Horoyoi Umeshu Soda is a nice compromise. It still has a whallop of sugar, but the alcohol content has been reduced from 14% to 3%. It offers a smooth and mellow flavor that I enjoy. Also, it’s slightly more tart than the Horoyoi Lemon. But I would like an even more reduced umeshu.

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