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Vodka • Sweet
Myoga

Sometimes a Moscow Mule is just too “meh” to sway a non-vodka-drinker into giving the neutral spirit a chance. But this twist on the classic from Sushi Seki in NYC takes the spritzy cocktail to the next level by infusing it with two exotic ingredients: myoga (aka Japanese ginger) and sudachi, a sour Japanese citrus that can be used in place of lemons and limes. The two bright and vibrant flavors add just enough intrigue to entice those opposed to vodka. Plus, it’s incredibly food-friendly (especially if that food is sushi), so you can slip one of these to your vodka-hating friend at dinner without them even pausing to question it. “I think it’s the perfect drink for the summer,” says Rick Zouad, beverage and service director at Sushi Seki. “It’s very refreshing and it will cut through the pieces [of sushi] you’re eating.” Who can argue with a sushi spread and cocktails?
 
Note: You can buy sudachi juice online, and find myoga at most Japanese grocery stores.

The Essentials

vodka
Sudachi juice
Ginger Beer
Bar Spoon
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz vodka
.16 oz Sudachi juice
3 oz Ginger Beer
2 lime wedges
Myoga slices

Method

  • Pour infused vodka and sudachi juice into an old-fashioned glass over one large ice cube.
  • Top with ginger beer and stir.
  • Squeeze one lime wedge into the drink.
  • Garnish with myoga slices and the second lime wedge.
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Myoga-Infused Vodka
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Ingredients

1 750-mL bottle vodka
4 pieces myoga

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a large jar and let infuse for one week.
  • Strain and discard the myoga.