Umami – the surprising cocktail flavour of the summer

Keep the heat at bay this summer with a jug of new umami cocktails

Recipes to try at home

Summer is here, as is the time to impress your friends with some eccentric cocktail making skills. Bringing the savoury flavour to the sweet notes of summer cocktails, Yondu Vegetable Umami is here to elevate your recipes and surprise all your guests by adding an unexpected depth of flavour to your drinks. Say goodbye to your traditional pina coladas and margaritas, and hello to this summer’s must-make ‘Umango’ and ‘Bloody’ Umami cocktails!

Seasoning brand Yondu, has created a plant based, gluten-free all-purpose umami seasoning sauce that brings out the inherent flavour of each individual ingredient, while balancing the overall taste. Yondu can be used in everyday, plant-rich cooking such as a summer stir-fry, a crispy fresh salad or a side dip to your main. This versatility of Yondu is now well recognised even by renowned mixologists, who have started using it to elevate the taste of cocktails by adding more depth of flavour to it. It is the simplest way to boost the flavour of a drink just as it can in your everyday home-cooked meals.

@MindfulMixologist, the cocktail making extraordinaire recommends adding a dash of Yondu Vegetable Umami sauce to add a unique twist to your cocktail. This will leave your summer party guests wanting more and quizzing you on just how you created that unique summer cocktail flavour.

Cocktail Recipes

Surprisingly, Bloody Mary’s aren’t usually vegetarian, but adding Yondu vegetable umami to your Bloody Mary will make it the easiest Bloody Mary styled cocktail you’ve ever made. Mindful Mixologist has created two quirky cocktail recipe’s using Yondu – “Bloody Umami” and “Umango”

Bloody Umami


  • 50ml vodka
  • 100ml tomato juice
  • 15ml Yondu vegetable umami

Method: Lightly shake and strain into a rocks glass, garnish with split lemongrass



  • 10ml Yondu vegetable umami
  • 50ml tequila Blanco
  • 2 teaspoons mango jam
  • 25 ml lemon juice

Method: Shake everything with ice and pour over a large ice sphere. Garnish by using a bottle cap to stencil a circle out of a leaf.

Yondu is available to purchase via its UK website and Amazon, retailing at £4.48 for 150ml and £6.88 for 275ml. Visit for cooking inspiration.

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