Shochu Cocktail: Nakatomi Tower Josh Gates Tonight

shochu cocktail josh gates nakatomi tower
shochu cocktail josh gates nakatomi tower
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Nakatomi Tower (from Josh Gates Tonight)

Nankai Shochu was featured on the Discovery Channel's Josh Gates Tonight in a fun cocktail called "the Nakatomi Tower." Including Nankai in the same sentence as "Die Hard" and Josh Gates is an honor!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: discovery channel, josh gates, nakatomi tower, nankai shochu, shochu, Shochu cocktail, yuzu
Servings: 1
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Josh Gates

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Nankai Shochu
  • 2 halves Apricots, peeled
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • oz Yuzu Juice
  • 1 oz Lemonade
  • 3 pcs Luxardo Maraschino cherries
  • 2 pcs Grapefruit

Instructions

  • Muddle apricots in shaker.
  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Add shochu, simple syrup and yuzu.
  • Shake well and strain over ice.
  • Top with lemonade.
  • Garnish with cherries and grapefruit.

Video

Notes

Nutritional information does not include garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sugar: 21g

The Discovery Channel’s late night talk show Josh Gates Tonight stealthily featured Nankai Shochu in a yuzu cocktail known as the Nakatomi Tower. We say stealthily since the program never shows the front of a brand’s bottle, but we’d recognize that back label anywhere.

In case you were wondering, Nakatomi Tower was the setting for the holiday movie Die Hard (did we just say something controversial?). The Nakatomi Tower cocktail includes Nankai Shochu, simple syrup, yuzu, apricots and a splash of lemonade for a refreshing drink, perfect for relaxing after a long night of battling terrorists.

Screenshots from Josh Gates Tonight on Discovery.

To have shochu, especially Nankai Shochu, featured on a national television program is an honor and hopefully it will make more people curious about the category. You can watch the making of the cocktail in the Josh Gates Tonight clip below:

https://www.facebook.com/ExpeditionUnknownTV/videos/1655799551273624/

For more delicious Nankai Shochu cocktails, try these:

Featured cocktail photo credit is to the Discovery Channel.

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