The East Side Root Down

Jeremy Strungis at SM23 offers up this exotic cocktail: begin with half of an Asian pear, peeled. Muddle this with 0.75 ounces of Yacon Syrup, a sweet root from South America, available in specialty stores. Add 1.5 ounces of Papagayo Platinum Rum, 1 ounce of ginger beer, and 0.5 ounces of sake. Stir. Serve on…

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The Hokkaido

This classic gin cocktail takes its name from Japan’s northernmost prefecture, and combines the very best of the west and east. To make it, combine an ounce and a half of Juniper Green gin, one once of sake, and half an ounce of fresh squeezed organic orange juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and…

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Love at First Sight

This creamy, luscious original cocktail comes to us from the ace mixologists at Boulder cocktail and sushi hotspot Japango. To create it for yourself, begin with 1 ounce of Juniper Green organic gin and 1 ounce of Tozai Snow Maiden nigori sake in a shaker. Add 0.5 ounces of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and shake over…

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The Autumn Saketini

A crisp, dry delight for cool autumn days: shake three ounces Vodka 14 on ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add one ounce chilled dry organic sake. Garnish with a crisp wedge of nashi pear (also called Asian pear). For an added flourish, spear the pear wedge with whole dried stars of anise…

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