5 chunks fresh Asian pear
1 ounce red grapefruit juice
¾ ounce ginger simple syrup
1½ ounces shochu
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.
- from Lindsay Ranes Of O-Ku In Charleston, South Carolina