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A Manhattan, I Suppose
Recipe part of The Japanese Masters Series.
Nomura-san was first struck by the flavor of The Plum, I Suppose and how it encapsulates the essence of stone fruits. “There is a subtle fruitiness reminiscent of fruit brandies and grappa. I could see it used as a replacement for rum agricole or gins”.
Since the spirit has a relatively low ABV and delicate nuances, it was all the more important for Nomura-san to select the right ingredients to support The Plum, I Suppose. Instantly, he saw “ seaweed has a way to fill in some gaps” and bring umami to his cocktail.
A Manhattan, I Suppose is inspired by Nomura-san’s time at Fuglen, where he would often infuse seaweed in sweet rye whisky. Cocchi Americano is used to add body and a touch of sweetness to the drink. This is a rather smooth cocktail where the fruity notes of The Plum, I Suppose get to shine.