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Rooftop Kiss

When considering how I might incorporate our new Jasmine Infused Maple into a cocktail, I steered toward Asia on the assumption that other flavors from jasmine’s native region would compliment it.  I went with the recommendation of our local liquor purveyor and tried an unfiltered sake (nigori sake) which is meant to be served cold.  After playing with the proportions, I settled on three parts sake to one part Jasmine Tea Infused Maple and topped it off with a slice of plum.  My, oh my, my, my.

The milky texture of the sake is evocative of a humid night in late summer where the air is dense with moisture and just perfect for next-to-bare clothing.  The shot of Jasmine Tea Infused Maple imparts a little bit of delicate green tea but mostly a top note of honeysuckle that hits the back of the tongue with a touch of sugar.  The plum is the ideal finale, like a kiss at a rooftop party from a flirtation that has finally come to fruition.  The taste of these elements together is like nothing you’ve ever tried before. I can say without hesitation that it is my favorite Runamok cocktail to date.

The Rooftop Kiss

Be sure to shake the bottle of sake before pouring.  Mix the three parts nigori sake with one part Jasmine Tea Infused Maple Syrup in a short glass.  Add a generous spoonful of crushed ice and top with a sliced, ripe plum.