Grape Escape Cocktail


– Chef Marc Matsumoto’s Recipes for Shochu –

With muddled Concord Grapes, pink peppercorns and honey shaken with sweet potato shochu, this cocktail is perfect for late summer.

4 pink peppercorns
70 grams Concord Grapes (~8-10 large grapes)
1/2 teaspoon honey (to taste)
1/4 cup sweet potato shochu

Crush the pink peppercorns in the bottom of a shaker with a muddler.

Add the grapes and honey and muddle them until there are no large chunks of grape left.

Add the sweet potato shochu and a few large ice cubes and shake until chilled.

Pour the grape escape into a chilled 4 ounce coupe glass through a tea strainer and garnish with grapes.