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CELEBRATING PRIDE THROUGH WHAT BRINGS US TOGETHER!
Hōseki means “Jewel” in Japanese. When I think of the world ‘Pride’, I’m unapologetically proud of who I am: my sexual identity, my heritage, my jovial laughs, my bitterness, my florescence. I’m a shimmering jewel, a one of a kind; that is my pride.
- 1 Part Jägermeister
- 1 Part Cognac
- 1 Part Mancino Sakura Vermouth
- 1/8 Part Crème de Pêche
- 1 Pinch of Salt
Glassware: Rocks + large ice cube
Garnish: Edible Flower
Method: Combine all the ingredients into a mixing glass, stir for 15-20 seconds, strain over a large cube, and garnish with an edible flower
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Created by Christian Suzuki of San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Most of my cocktails lean towards Japanese-forward ingredients, and this was no exception. I believe now more than ever to be unapologetically who I am. Especially during this strange time with violence against the Asian American community, I want to express the pride of my heritage. I wanted to develop a cocktail that balances Jägermeister with fruity/floral. Obviously, Sakura ingredients are a staple in Japanese cuisine; however, peach is also an incredibly iconic fruit to the country. Jägermeister pairs well with stone fruits, and in opposition of its voluptuous and sharp herbal notes, its marriage to floral ingredients is quite the match. The addition of salt allows for the Jägermeister to still shine through in an equal part cocktail.