She Sells Seashells

It’s a proper tongue-twister to say, but a real tongue-tingler to drink

Inspired by stories of travelling Asia, sipping cool cocktails on sunny white beaches to soothing music, She Sells Seashells has been created by the mixologists at the Edgbaston. A long, refreshing cocktail, it features a house blend of white rums to which is added sake for dryness and salinity, enhanced with a sea salt solution. Lime is matched with yuzu, an Asian fruit that tastes a little like lime and mandarin. Finally, there’s fragrant shiso and kaffir lime leaf.

Ingredients (per person):

  • 30ml Plantation 3 Stars
  • 15ml La Mauny Blanco
  • 15ml sake
  • 15ml fresh lime
  • 20ml Tenzan Yuzu Llqueur
  • 10ml distilled shiso and kaffir leaf sake

To make:

Build all ingredients in a shaker. Add lots of ice and shake as hard as you can for 15 seconds. Strain into the seashell using a Hawthorne strainer. Fill the seashell quickly with crushed ice to minimise dilution. Garnish with edible flowers (such as violas and nasturtium), one straw per person, a scattering of shiso and shiso lime leaves.

Finish with a small dusting of matcha tea powder and edible gold flakes, if you’re feeling glamorous!

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel, 18 Highfield Road, Edgbaston B15 3DU. Tel 0121 454