Recipe courtesy of Marc Matsumoto

Asian Pear Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 7 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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. 
  2. 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.