TASTE Spring 2023



Japan $46.99 211833 This vodka is distilled from 100 percent Japanese white rice and filtered through bamboo charcoal. It’s exceptionally soft and round, with delicate sweetness and a smooth, clean finish.

NAKANO OBAACHAN’S YUZU SHU Japan $18.29 235135 300 ml Prized for its tart juice and fragrant citrus aromas, yuzu is like a cross between a lemon and mandarin orange. Try the uniquely different citrus flavour in Nakano’s delicious yuzu made from all- natural Japanese fruit.

HAIKU 1½ oz (45 ml) Haku Vodka ¾ oz (22 ml) Nakano Obaachan’s Yuzu

½ oz (15 ml) Hibiscus Cordial * ¾ oz (22 ml) fresh lemon juice 2 oz (60 ml) soda water

In a cocktail shaker with cubed ice, combine vodka, yuzu, Hibiscus Cordial and lemon juice. Shake gently and fine strain into a collins glass over cubed ice. Top with soda water and garnish with lemon wheels. * For Hibiscus Cordial, steep 2 hibiscus tea bags in 10 oz (300 ml) boiled water 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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