October 25, 2011

Morimoto's White Lily

I fell head over heels for Morimoto's White Lily cocktail last weekend. It was my first time trying Morimoto's signature cocktail and I just LOVE it. What is not to love. There's Calpico (creamy!), lemon (citrusy!) shochu (smooth!) and Yuzu (citrusy!x2). I was able to approximate on how to make the cocktail without any fanfare. It came out pretty good, not exactly the same as Morimoto's but delicious nonetheless.

I don't have a cocktail shaker so I just mixed all the ingredients together in a pitcher. Chilled your ingredients before mixing so you don't have to add ice and dilute the cocktail, unless you have a shaker (the shaker strains out the cocktail from the ice). You can purchase Yuzu juice online or Japanese supermarkets.

1.5L bottle Calpico (original flavor; white)
2.5 tbsp Yuzu juice
1.25 cup barley shochu
Lemon twist, for garnish (optional)

Mix ingredients in a pitcher except lemon twist. Serve on a cocktail glass with lemon twist on the side. Makes 4 drinks. Enjoy!


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yuko's cooking said...

I LOVED this cocktail! I always loved Calpico and had in my refrigerator all the time. I can't believe I waited so long to make this. Thanks for the recipe Raymond!

Raymond Ho said...

I'm glad you liked it. I too, was delighted to find out about this cocktail when I dined at Morimoto the first time. It's the only cocktail I will order when I'm there!