Kyoto Sour Saké Cocktail

Japanese rice wine, shishito pepper and citrus juice collide in this delicious saké cocktail.

3 oz. junmai saké
2 slices fresh grapefruit
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. agave nectar
¼ seeded and deveined shishito or Serrano pepper (or 2 dashes green Tabasco)
Tools: muddler, mixing glass, shaker, strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: mint sprig

Muddle grapefruit and pepper in mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice; strain and pour over fresh ice. Garnish.

Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci, Tippling Bros.