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Stories of the Spring



5 chunks fresh Asian pear

1 ounce red grapefruit juice

¾ ounce ginger simple syrup

1½ ounces shochu

Soda water

Lemon wedge for garnish

Shochu (or its Korean cousin soju) is a Japanese distilled spirit usually made from barley, sweet potatoes, buckwheat, or rice.


Muddle first 3 ingredients. Add shochu and ice, shake, and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with a fresh squeeze of lemon.