Martiny’s (New York, New York)
Created by Takuma Watanabe, Owner of Martiny’s
1.5 oz. iichiko Saiten
2 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz. Yuzu
0.5 oz. Fresh Basil Syrup
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a shaker tin, shake, then pour into a coupe glass with ice. Garnish with a basil leaf.
On the nose, iichiko Saiten is redolent with aromas of honeydew melon, white grape, pickled watermelon rind and kabosu citrus. There are also hints of soy, white pepper and rich barley notes.
On the palate, iichiko Saiten has a strong start and a long finish. It exudes rich umami notes of jasmine tea, white peach, minerals and earth with some citrus and a saline finish that beckons another sip. Its complex flavors offer exciting options for mixing in cocktails.