Asian Pear Cocktail
- 2 Asian pears peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
- 1 cup shochu or sake
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Large ice cubes
- 4 green shiso (perilla) leaves
Put the pear, shochu and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Pass the pear puree through a very fine mesh sieve (or a regular sieve lined with cheesecloth). Press on the solids to get as much juice out as possible.
Fill 4 glasses with large ice cubes and put a shiso leaf in each glass. Use a blunt object to pound the ice and shiso to release its flavors. Divide the pear mixture between the 4 glasses and serve.
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