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 sixth 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!

Dekopon (デコポン) is a seedless and highly sweet citrus fruit, a hybrid between Kiyomi and ponkan , developed in Japan in 1972. While dekopon was originally a brand name, it has become a genericized trademark and it is used to refer to all brands of the fruit; the generic name is shiranuhi or shiranui (不知火). Dekopon is quite distinctive due to its sweet taste, large size and the large protruding bump on the top of the fruit.

In Brazil, dekopon is marketed under the brand name of Kinsei which derived from the Japanese word for Venus. Brazilian farmers have succeeded in adapting the variety to tropical to temperate climate in the highlands of São Paulo state. The work is done by Unkichi Taniwaki, a farmer of Japanese origin. Kinsei is easily harvested from May to September. In the high season for kinsei, each fruit costs around 0.50 USD at the Brazilian street market and supermarkets.

In Korea, dekopon is called hallabong (한라봉) named after Hallasan the mountain located in Jeju-do, where it is primarily grown.

The following cocktail could also be named “Dekopon Mimosa”!

INGREDIENTS:

-Dekopon: 1 (freshly pressed)
-Ice
-Mumm Champagne

RECIPE:

-In a large mixing glass pour the freshly pressed dekopon juice over a large ice cube. Stir to chill the juice, then take out ice and discard.

-Pour the juice in a wine glass.

-Add chilled Mumm Champagne. Stir gently and serve.

Makes for a great soft acidity!

BOTANICAL (Comfort Bar)
420-0082 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogae-cho, 1-6-13, Shade Bldg, 1F
Tel.: 054-221-8686
Opening hours: 17:00~01:00
Closed on Mondays.
Credit Cards OK

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