To celebrate Torafuku's third birthday, the Vancouver modern-Asian restaurant is featuring $3 cocktails during their "Happy Birthday Hour" for three days only, from July 24 to July 26. Among the drinks is this Kyoto Moonlight cocktail that Steve Kuan created. Give it a try at home!
Combine all measured ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice, shake, strain into a coupe glass and enjoy.
Genmai-infused Moonlight Shochu
In a pot over medium heat, bring a pot of water to 58C.
In a glass jar, steep roasted rice tea leaves in Moonlight Shochu, cover, and place in the pot of water for 30 minutes.
Strain and wait until cool.
Japanese sencha tea syrup
Combine water and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once water and sugar mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat, and add tea leaves and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and wait until cool.