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 eleventh 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!
-1 Whole grapefruit
-Fresh whole rosemary: 1 sprig
-Vodka: 3 measures (will need only 1 for the cocktail itself!)
-Let rosemary soak into vodka for a good hour before usage.
-Cut grapefruit in half. Cut out the core (bitter!). Press grapefruit juice out.
-Pass fresh rosemary along the rim of a large glass. Pour some salt on a plate and coat the rim of the glass with the salt. You couls also first grind salt and fresh rosemary in mortar with a pestle first and coat the glass with the mixture!
-Drop a large sphere of ice inside the glass.
-In a stir glass pour the grapefruit juice and 1 measure of rosemary vodka. Stir. pour over ice into the glass.
-Great and refreshing in summer! Perfect as an aperitif, too!
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
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2 thoughts on “Fruit Cocktails by Wataru Matsumoto 11: grapefruit”
Sounds like an amazingly resfreshing cocktail. I love the combo of grapefruit and vodka. I bet rosemary gives a great flavor too.
It does dear Zerrin!
Actually, Wataru’s cocktails are the only ones I drink! No need to look for others!
But rosemary is a great idea indeed!