TASTE Spring 2023

JASMINE #2 1½ oz (45 ml) Hendrick’s Gin ¾ oz (22 ml) Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo Sake ½ oz (15 ml) Jasmine Green Tea Cordial * ¾ oz (22 ml) fresh lemon juice cucumber, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker with cubed ice, combine gin, sake, Jasmine Green Tea Cordial and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and fine strain over cubed ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon. * For Jasmine Green Cordial, pour 10 oz (300 ml) boiling water over 1 tsp (5 ml) jasmine green tea leaves and steep for 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup (250 ml) of steeped tea with 2 cups (500 ml) of sugar and simmer to dissolve. Transfer to a clean bottle, allow to cool, seal and refrigerate for up to 4 weeks. Makes 2 cups (500 ml).

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HAKUTSURU JUNMAI GINJO SAKE Japan $10.29 210823 300 ml Made with natural spring water from Mount Rokko, this sake gracefully delivers Asian pear, melon and fragrant florals on a silky- smooth palate. It’s delicious served chilled or at room temperature.

United Kingdom $54.99 637504 Evocative of a Monet garden, this gin is an aromatic floral bouquet created by infusing rose and cucumber with 11 botanicals including chamomile, elderflower, juniper, lemon peel and orange peel.

The first cherry trees arrived in Vancouver as a gift from Japan. Today there are thought

to be more than 43,000 of these beautiful trees around the city.


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