Any drink that combines the exotic (shiso leaf), the extravagant (St. Germain) and the just plain silly (Squirt!) is an A-OK drink as far as we’re concerned.
This one comes from the just-opened Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen in San Francisco. If you don’t have a Japanese grocer around the corner, we’re pretty sure it would work with a couple basil leaves instead of the shiso. Pretty sure the Squirt is essential though.
1.5 oz Beefeater 24
.5 oz St. Germain
.5 oz Lemon
.5 oz Grapefruit
.5 oz Egg White
2 shiso leaves
2 dash house orange bitters
Touch of Squirt soda
Shake all of the ingredients together (except for the Squirt), then strain into a high ball glass.
Top it with Squirt, and garnish with a shiso leaf.
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