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Awamori Mojito Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 ounces Awamori (a type of Japanese rice liquor)
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 2 ounces club soda
- Lime wedge for garnish

Special Equipment Needed:
- Cocktail shaker
- Jigger or measuring cup
- Highball glass

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Add Awamori, lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves to the shaker.
3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
5. Top with club soda.
6. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Temperature: Cold
Serving Size: 1 drink

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 145
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Protein: 0g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- For the Awamori, you can substitute any other type of clear liquor such as vodka or gin.
- For the simple syrup, you can substitute agave nectar or honey.
- For the lime juice, you can substitute lemon juice.

- You can add other fruits such as strawberries or oranges to the drink for a different flavor.
- You can also add a splash of orange juice or cranberry juice for a sweeter taste.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to muddle the mint leaves before adding them to the shaker to release the flavor.
- If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a Mason jar with a lid.

Storage Instructions:
This drink should be consumed immediately.

Reheating Instructions:
This drink should not be reheated.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the drink in a highball glass with a lime wedge for garnish.
- You can also serve the drink in a copper mug for a more festive look.

- Lime wedge
- Mint leaves

This drink pairs well with light appetizers such as salads and sushi.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Edamame
- Tempura
- Sushi

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the drink is too sweet, add more lime juice.
- If the drink is too sour, add more simple syrup.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients.
- Wash all fruits and vegetables before using them.

Food History:
Awamori is a type of Japanese rice liquor that has been around for centuries. It is made from long-grain rice and is usually aged for at least three years.

Flavor Profiles:
This drink has a sweet and tart flavor with a hint of mint.

Serving Suggestions:
This drink is best served cold and can be enjoyed as an aperitif or a refreshing summer cocktail.

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Region: Japanese

Taste: Refreshing, Citrusy, Sweet, Herbal, Aromatic