The Story Behind The Doctor Angel Face

From NYC cocktail bar Mister Paradise comes this bright, briny drink. It resembles a dirty Martini and features shochu, Fino sherry, and a fortified tomato water dashi. The latter takes some advance planning, but it holds in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you have any leftover, it's also a welcome addition to cocktails as well as salad dressings and chilled summer soups.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce Verjus Blanc
  • ½ ounce fino sherry
  • 1 ounce fortified tomato water dashi (recipe follows)
  • 1 ½ ounce Mizu Saga Barley Shochu
  • Green Chartreuse rinse (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except Chartreuse in a mixing glass and stir.
  2. Rinse a coupe with green Chartreuse, if using.
  3. Pour mixed cocktail into glass and serve.

Fortified Tomato Water Dashi Directions

  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes (approximately 4 medium-sized tomatoes)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ cup bonito flakes

Fortified Tomato Water Dashi Directions

  1. Combine tomatoes, water, salt, and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Line a colander with two layers of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour tomato mixture onto cheesecloth. Cover everything with plastic wrap and let sit overnight in refrigerator.
  3. Remove the plastic wrap, gather all four corners of the cheesecloth in one hand, and lightly press to squeeze out as much tomato water as possible.
  4. Add bonito flakes and rice vinegar to the water and stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  5. Strain out solids and store, covered and refrigerated, for up to one week.
The Doctor Angel Face Recipe