Baltimore cocktails [Pictures]
b's weekly cocktail feature offers recipes and the stories behind the drinks. Mix things up next time you go out with these innovative cocktails.
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Shiso Mojito, Shiso Tavern( Baltimore Sun / July 24, 2012 )
How to Make a Shiso Mojito (Shisoito)
2 parts lime-infused rum
1 Shiso leaf
Fresh fruit (your choice)
1 lime wedge
1/2 part soda water
1/2 part lemon-lime soda
Muddle lime with shiso leaf, ice, fresh fruit and rum. Pour into glass, top with soda water and lemon-line soda. Stir and serve.
Shiso, a Japanese basil, is a subtle mint-flavored leaf that general manager Tim Ernst says is often used as a green garnish in sushi dishes. Morris thought the subtle flavor profile of the leaf would work well as a specialty cocktail. But Morris decided to let fresher ingredients take the place of the normal sugar cane-muddled recipe.
Read more about the drink here.