Alcohol: 4% (14 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml can
Calories: 206.5 kcal
Sugar: 30.1 g
Price: MSRP 141 yen (104 at AEON)
Official Site: http://www.asahibeer.co.jp/products/sour/cocktailpartner/
So ironic that around springtime, tons of beer and chuuhai cans start putting cherry blossoms on the cans but don’t actually contain any cherry blossoms-flavored liquids inside. The plum wine (aka umeshu) cocktail from Asahi is another example of this trend, but I’ll at least give them credit for having a special springtime-flavored drink, as opposed to Kirin, which just puts flowers on their beer cans in a cynical attempt to increase sales without changing their recipe at all.
This limited edition (spring) cocktail is not made using vodka, but instead uses a base of plum wine, supported by natural plum and apple juice. As with all the Fuwarich drinks, there is some tasty pulp included in the can. Plum wine is often sickeningly sweet, but this drink – while high in sugar – avoids that pitfall and is quite good.