Little known fact about me, I graduated high school from the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in Malaysia, before going back to Tokyo to get a second diploma from Azabu High School (as in “Azabu Distilling Co., LLC, d/b/a American Shochu Company”).
Anyway, my buddy from ISKL, Liesbet Recter, recently shared with me a fantastic green juice recipe, and Lynn and I were blown away!
Very yummy (“umai!”), first of all, and the tingling in your throat feels like the ginger and turmeric is cleansing away, all the way down 🙂
Got me thinking…what if you added a shot of UMAI! Shochu…
(I don’t make any medical claims, but,)
Green Throat Sanitizer
In a Mason Jar or Collins glass,
6 oz Liesbet’s Green Easy Juice (recipe below)
2oz UMAI! Organic Barley Shochu
Drink with a straw (anybody still have our retractable stainless steel straw chotcke from last year?)
Liesbet’s Green Easy Juice Full of Phytonutrients!
If you have a juicer: ginger (I use lots), kale, celery, green apple, & turmeric. Once juiced – mix this juice with pineapple in a blender.
If you do not have a juicer, take the stalks off your kale and chop all ingredients up before placing together in the blender. You can basically add anything fresh!
Try This Cocktail for St. Patty’s:
Jameson’s & UMAI! Shochu
Japanese Emerald Isle
1 oz Umai! Shochu
0.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
4.5 oz Ginger Ale
1tsp Blue Curaçao
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice,
stir, strain into a chilled martini glass.
“Mariko”, besides being a common
Japanese female name
similar to Mary or Maria,
happens also to be the name of
Wolverine’s girlfriend in Japan,
A.K.A. The Scarlet Samurai!
George’s Mixes is a local company
based in Berlin, Maryland next to Ocean City.
Their Bloody Mary Mix is legendary!
1.5 fl. oz. Umai! Shochu
4.5 fl. oz. George’s Mild Bloody Mary Mix
If you have shiso leaf that would be cool.
If you have wasabi root, you’re a black belt!
In a boston shaker, shake together
1.5 fl. oz. of Umai! Shochu,
1.5 fl oz. POM Pomergranate Juice,
3.0 oz. 7-Up,
3–4 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters,
Strain into a martini glass,
garnish with lemon twist.
This was our Valentine’s Day cocktail,
and has become a signature drink
at our tasting events.
Ice and 1.5 fl. oz. Umai! Shochu
in a collins glass,
fill with pink lemonade (4.5 oz).
(or lemonade and grenadine).