Arigatou, Gomen Nasai cocktail recipe - Cocktail Party

Arigatou, Gomen Nasai

Arigatou, Gomen Nasai cocktail with nigori sake, lemon juice, strawberry syrup, orgeat, and egg white

This recipe started its life as a “Spicy Strawberry Nigori,” from the website of the Takara Sake company. We found it to be overly-sweet, but with lots of potential. We reworked the proportions and re-christened it with a name we accidentally invented as we fumbled our way through greetings in Japan (it means “Thank You, I’m Sorry” – a surprisingly useful sentiment for a visitor!)

A Japanese spice blend like shichimi togarashi makes for a beautiful garnish sprinkled over the egg white foam, especially if you use a stencil to make a pretty pattern. If you don’t have that, a light dusting of freshly-ground black or pink peppercorns will be just lovely.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with Japanese spice mix or freshly-ground pepper.

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