If you're looking to delight your taste buds with a unique cocktail recipe, the Kuro Japanese restaurant provides ample inspiration. Watermelon, fennel and flowers are some of the pleasing ingredients used in cocktails, but one drink stands out among the rest.
This most unconventional cocktails is known as the Hatchi, which combines mushroom bourbon with black pepper syrup, lemon juice and a shiitake mushroom for garnish. The creative cocktail touches on flavors that are spicy, earthy and salty in what is best described as a savory or umami cocktail.
Although the inclusion of a mushroom in a cocktail would have been unheard of years ago, the foodie movement has driven the average consumer to become much more adventurous, especially with drinks, since additional liquid courage is supplied after that first brave sip.