Kyoho grape and shiso cocktail

Time 3 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Kyoho grape and shiso cocktail
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

In a cocktail shaker, combine the torn shiso leaf, grapes, honey syrup, vanilla and gentian, if using. Add the Seedlip and yuzu, along with a few ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 3 seconds. Pour the mixture into the glass of your choice, add more ice and fill with soda water. Garnish with the grape sprig and 1 to 2 shiso leaves.

Adapted from a recipe by bartender Gabriella Mlynarczyk of Accomplice Bar in Mar Vista. Honey syrup is made by combining equal parts honey and hot water until the honey dissolves. Seedlip is available online and at Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice. Gentian tincture is available online.

Jenn Harris is a senior writer for the Food section and is also the fried chicken queen of L.A. She has a BA in literary journalism from UCI and an MA in journalism from USC. Follow her @Jenn_Harris_.
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