Ume Gin Fizz

Ume Gin Fizz
Ume Gin Fizz

Making cocktails at home is so much fun. I bought some ume plum syrup this week at HMart and I wanted to make a cocktail with it, so came up with this Ume Gin Fizz last night. We had a plum sake and gin cocktail a few months back at a sushi bar that I loved, so this is a take on that. If you don’t have an Asian market near you, you can also buy the syrup on amazon here.

If you aren’t familiar with ume, they are a type of Japanese plum (although really closer to an apricot, but they are commonly referred to as plums). I have an ume tree growing in my yard that hasn’t produced fruit yet, but I can’t wait until it does. The plums are made into vinegar, sake, syrup, and also pickled. The pickled version is very salty/sour and is one of my most favorite flavors.

Ume Gin Fizz
Ume Gin Fizz Ingredients

I decided to pair the ume syrup with the rest of this Conniption Navy strength gin from the Durham Distillery near us. I added some lemon and topped it off with sparkling water. It was slightly sweet and refreshing and I’d definitely make it again.

Ume Gin Fizz

Ume Gin Fizz

Slightly sweet and refreshing ume and gin cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 drinks


  • 3 oz plum syrup more or less to taste
  • 4 oz gin
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • soda/sparkling water to taste


  • Combine ingredients other than soda water in cocktail shaker and shake with ice until cold. Pour into a chilled glass and top with soda water.
Keyword Cocktails

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