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 seventh 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!
Apple Mango from Mexico.
-Apple Mango (Mexic): 1/4, peeled and cut into small pieces
-Iced tea: 50 cc/ml
-Orange juice (freshly pressed): 30 cc/ml
-White Rum: 1 measure (Bacardi)
-Monin Mangue (Mango) syrop (syrup): 1 dash
-Ice: 1/2 cup, 100 cc/ml
Summer Snow Tea by Mariage Freres (France)
Make tea in large glass. Drop some tea and pour hotwater over it.
When tea is ready, pour over ice in a large stir glass and stir until chilled.
Pour the tea into a medium-sized white wine glass.
In an electric mixer drop the ice, cut mango, white rum and mango syrup.
Process until you obtain a smoothie-type mixture.
Pour the smoothie delicately over the iced tea, taking care not to mix the two. Use a spoon to let the smoothie “slide” onto the tea.
Top with a sprig of fresh mint and serve with one or two thin straws.
Drink it “through”!
The combination of the tea and the mango decreases the cloyness of the mango and the acidity of the tea, making for a great smooth marriage!
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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