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For National World Whisky Day, we bring you The Konomi Sour

A new way to enjoy an old favourite.

Next week marks National World Whiskey Day on March 27 and one of the city’s best-elevated Japanese restaurants restaurants, Miku Toronto, has a creative and frothy (and might we say very pretty) take on the classic Whiskey Sour: The Konomi Sour.

The name of this cocktail at Miku is derived from the Japanese name for a flavoured blend or “master’s konomi” — selected by a grand master of a tea ceremony lineage. It’s pretty green colour comes from matcha-infused honey used as a sweetener in the drink. Added on top for a delicious frothy layer is a cloud of beaten egg-white.

Here’s how to make this drink at home.

Konomi Sour Recipe

Ingredients

Konomi:

  • 1.5oz Toki Japanese Whisky
  • 1/4oz Sapin (Fir Liqueur)
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz matcha infused honey
  • 1 egg white

Matcha-Infused Honey Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 tbsp of match powder

Method

Konomi: 

  • Pour all ingredients into a shaker and dry shake to combine and froth
  • Add ice and shake again
  • Fill a glass with ice and strain the shaken drink over it
  • Garnish with some genmaicha (roasted rice + green tea leaves)

Matcha-infused Honey:

  • Bring a cup of honey to a simmer over medium heat
  • Whisk in a tablespoon of matcha and remove from heat
  • Allow the mixture to cool