This Refreshing Drink is a Spin on the Classic Whiskey Sour

By: Rebecca Byers - Nov 7, 2015
References: hinokiandthebird & imbibemagazine
Inspired by the classic Whiskey Sour, this kumquat cocktail is a stunningly refreshing beverage that features citrus notes combined with the herbal sweetness of Japanese mint. The Smashing Leaves kumquat cocktail was created by Feisser Stone, a bartender at Hinoki & the Bird in Los Angeles.

In order to make your own kumquat cocktail at home, you will need to acquire three kumquats, fresh lemon juice, shiso leaves, simple syrup and of course, some bourbon. In terms of bartending tools, this delightful kumquat cocktail requires a shaker, strainer and a rocks glass.

Hinoki & the Bird is a charming, travel-inspired dining concept blending modern Californian cooking with worldly flavors located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.