Beloved NYC bar maven Kenta Goto is the owner and Beverage Director of the World’s #83 Best Bar 2022, Bar Goto on NYC’s LES, and sister concept in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, Bar Goto Niban.
This holiday cocktail is based on a whisky hot toddy but presented with a Japanese twist––very representative of Kenta. Yuzu is an aromatic Japanese citrus harvested in the winter in Japan. According to Kenta, people often throw an entire yuzu in a bath for a fragrant and luxurious soak. Enjoy a serving of yuzu marmalade on a small spoon for the perfect hot toddy pairing. And finish with yuzu bitters to relish in the yuzu aroma.
Yuzu Hot Toddy by Kenta Goto
This holiday cocktail is based on a whisky hot toddy but presented with a Japanese twist. Enjoy a serving of yuzu marmalade on a small spoon for a perfect pairing. The recipe calls for Yuzu Marmalade, Yuzu Bitters, Shochu, Gin, Honey, and Lemon.
- 2 tsp lemon
- 4 tsp honey syrup
- 1/2 oz Gin (Beefeater)
- 1 oz Shochu (Mizu-Barley)
- 2 oz water
- Yuzu bitters
- Yuzu Marmalade for garnish
Combine lemon, honey syrup, gin, shochu, and water in a tin
Prepare a pot of gently boiling water
Place the tin in the hot water and heat up, remove tin when the contents just start to simmer
Pour into tea cup
Add 1 drop yuzu bitters onto the drink for aroma
Serve with a side plate of yuzu marmalade and spoon