Well greetings one and all. Time for another round of #MasterofCocktails methinks. Oh yes.
This week we’re making a super-delicious Japanese-y sort of tea-based gin sour sort of affair. Trust me – it’s yummers. It’s called The Jinger Ninja, a name which should make sense as we go through the recipe.
We’re using a pretty decent grade of Matcha for this drink. That’s important, as although we do want *some* bitterness, we don’t want it overpowering. I prefer the sweet, grassy tones given by something like this…
So – let’s begin shall we?
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 1g of Japanese Matcha Green Tea
- 40ml of Jinzu Gin
- 10ml of Freshly-Squeezed Lime Juice
- 5ml of Sugar Syrup
- Half an Egg-White
- 10ml of The King’s Ginger Liqueur
We’re going to build this into a Boston tin, then shake with ice, then dry-shake for foam. Start off with the Matcha. We want about 1g. This much.
Next, 40ml Jinzu Gin – a Japanese-inspired gin, with a splash of Sake, Yuzu, and Cherry Blossom.
Now 10ml Freshly-squeezed lime juice.
Followed by 10ml of The King’s Ginger Liqueur.
This, incidentally, is how I’ve taken to organising liqueurs behind my bar. Little 20cl bottles with their full-sized counterparts secreted away in another room. Only mixing spirits behind the bar now.
A touch more sweetness from 5ml Sugar Syrup.
Finally, half an egg-white. This is to add body, and give us a nice froth on the finished drink.
Couple of essentials when using raw egg: 1) Use Lion-marked eggs. That way you’re very, very unlikely to get ill. 2) double-strain the finished drink to get rid of the Chalaza (the yucky connective tissue).
Okay – when you’re ready – grab a handful of ice, pack the shaker, and shake for 20-30 seconds.
Now strain from the big shaker into the little one, and discard the ice. (You’re going to want to double-strain at this point – far easier to do it at this stage.)
Shake again without the ice now. That’ll give us a nice frothy head to the cocktail.
Ah yes – we need a name, don’t we. Why must I always leave that until the very last second? erm… Okay – what about The Jinger Ninja? Sort of okay? Who knows.
…and serve. The Jinger Ninja.
Be ready for the next #MasterofCocktails with these tasty ingredients…