MaruFriday February 10, 2012
Summary: Maru is the name of the adorable Japanese cat whose love of jumping into and out of boxes has inspired us to waste many happy hours drinking beer in front of our computer when we should have been working instead. This cocktail has the popular Japanese lager Sapporo as its base, a crisp and well-carbonated brew that is typically paired with sushi. Here, the slight bitterness o the beer is tempered by tart berries and mandarin oranges.
- 12 fresh blackberries
- Ice cubes
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed mandarin orange juice
- 3 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 2 ounces Chambord
- 12 ounces Sapporo
- 1. Muddle the blackberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway full with ice cubes, add the mandarin orange juice, Chambord, and St-Germain, and shake vigorously.
- 2. Strain into four goblets or wine glasses, top with the Sapporo, and serve.
Number of servings (yield): 4