Service: very professional and friendly.
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall.
Prices: reasonable, good value.
Strong points: Fruit cocktails. Cozy and a comfortable, for ladies and gentlemen alike.
This is the third recipe of a (hopefully long) series of cocktails concocted by Wataru Matsumoto, owner/bartender at BOTANICAL (Comfort bar) in Shizuoka City.
No worries about copyrights as Mr. Matsumoto is only too happy to share his secrets!
Fruit Cocktail 3:Kinkan/Kumquat
Kinkan/金柑 in Japanese means “Golden Orange” or kumquat!
-Fresh ginger slices: 2
-Gin (Beefeater): 1 standard measure
-Sweet Ginger Ale
-Choose a long and fat glass.
-Drop enough ice in the glasss.
-Press the two slices of ginger. Pour the juice in the glass and drop the ginger slices in the glass, too.
-Pour the gin in the glass.
-Cut the kumquat in halves. squeeze them lightly over the glass before dropping them over the ice.
-Fill with Sweet Ginger Ale and stir again.
As it is an “eatable” (Wataru Matsumoto’s words!), serve with a long thin fork!
BOTANICAL (Comfort Bar)
420-0082 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho, 1-6-13, Shade Bldg, 1F
Opening hours: 17:00~01:00
Closed on Mondays.
Credit Cards OK
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
6 thoughts on “Fruit Cocktails by Wataru Matsumoto 3: Kinkan/Kumquat”
The cocktail was really excellent, even though I have forgotten to buy ginger ale and used only sparkling water. I must make it at least once more with ginger ale and also take good photos 🙂 Anyway, kumquat pairs very well with gin! Thank you once again for the inspiration!
Oh, by the way I will post a kumquat desserty soon!
It looks excellent! I am running to buy ginger ale (hoping I find it!). I will report the results of tonight’s cocktail! Thank you again.
Looking forward to it!
That is a work of art. It looks so good. I wish I had one right now!
Cheers, my fiedn!
More coming on a regular basi!