My fiance (how weird to say that?!) and I recently returned from a vacation to Brooklyn & Philadelphia. One of the many souvenirs we brought back were these ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters from a shop called Whisk. They are quickly becoming our new favorite add-in to new and tried-n-true cocktails. Last weekend Dan whipped up this refreshing drink using some shiso I snagged from our pitstop in New Jersey’s Mitsuwa Market on the way from New York to Philly. Shiso is nearly impossible to find in the DC area, so I always bring some back whenever I can go to a Japanese-centric mart. Unfortunately, since it’s so precious I want to keep it for something special and often times it ends up going bad!
Make this “hapa” version of a drink called the “Age of Reason“–hopefully it will help you survive the current heat wave and kick-off the weekend right.
The “Hapa” Age of Reason Recipe
By July 19, 2013Published:
- Yield: 1 cocktail
Make this "hapa" version of a drink called the "Age of Reason"--hopefully it will help you survive the current heat wave and kick-off the weekend right.
- 2 ounces rye such as 10-year Whistle Pig
- ½ ounce cognac
- ½ ounce cocchi americano or other apertif wine such as lillet blanc
- ½ ounce green chartreuse
- 10 drops tiki bitters
- dash lemon juice feel free to sub with yuzu juice
- 1 shiso leaf shredded
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Smack the shiso leaf in the palm of your hand, shred it into small pieces. Shake for 30-45 seconds. Garnish with more shiso if desired. Serve in a chilled coupe glass.
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Shiso in anything is delicious! Have you tried making shiso simple syrup? That way you can kinda bottle the essence of shiso so it lasts longer!