A japanese liqueur made from steeping plums (ume) with a spirit and sugar. It has a sweet and sour taste and can be served cold or warm. It is commonly called a plum wine but umeshu is a sweetened liqueur.
'Nikka whisky,' similar in style to scotch, is a blended malt whiskey produced in Japan. It has a high reputation, often making the top of 'Best Whiskey' lists.
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A concentrated syrup made from sugar water and cinnamon bark. You can make this yourself by adding a few cinnamon sticks to your simple syrup making process. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A class of bitters that a broadly made from aromatic herbs, spices, fruits and botanicals. This includes Peychuad and Angostura bitters. You can make these at home. There are plenty of recipes online for various bitters, a good book source is 'Bitters' by Brad Parsons. The only down side is they generally require hard-ish to source ingredients.
Shake all the ingredients with ice, then double strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with an edible flower. #shake #straight