Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice

Source : Red Shiso Leaves Are Sold In Bunches When It S Time To Make Umeboshi Salted Ume Plums I Bought A 300 G Bag Rip The Leaves Off The Stems Since We Ll ...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : January 29, 2022

Step:

  1. Red shiso leaves are sold in bunches when it's time to make umeboshi (salted ume plums). I bought a 300 g bag.

    Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice recipe step 1 photo
  2. Rip the leaves off the stems, since we'll only be using the leaves. Wash the leaves very well in water, and drain into a colander.

    Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice recipe step 2 photo
  3. Bring 2 liters of water to a boil in a large pot, add the red shiso leaves and simmer to extract their essence. When the leaves have lost their red color and turned green, the water will have turned purple. Simmer for about 5 minutes, and then either squeeze out the leaves and remove them, or strain the liquid through a sieve into another pot.

    Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice recipe step 3 photo
  4. Return the strained liquid to the pot, add the sugar and dissolve. Turn off the heat and add the citric acid (or vinegar). When you mix it the liquid will turn a beautiful red.

    Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice recipe step 4 photo
  5. Leave to cool, and store in the refrigerator. If you made too much you can freeze it. Dilute to taste.

    Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice recipe step 5 photo
  6. Citric acid is sold at pharmacies. 50 grams costs about 400 yen.

    Clean and Refreshing Red Shiso Juice recipe step 6 photo
  7. Notes: I've tried grain vinegar and apple cider vinegar as the vinegar. If you add a tiny bit of salt to the concentrate, you can drink it as a sports drink.


Ingredients

  1. 300 grams Red shiso leaves
  2. 800 grams Sugar
  3. 2 liter Water
  4. 20 grams Citric acid
  5. 400 ml (or if using vinegar instead of citric acid

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