Santa Cruise – this cocktail is similar to a Manhattan in that it contains only alcohol, but uses mezcal and umeshu instead of Whisky and vermouth.

The Santa Cruise is named after the nephew of RONIN’s Chef/Owner (Matt Abergel) who was born the same month that this cocktail was created.  



30 ml Derrumbes Oaxaca Mezcal
30 ml Chikusen Junmai Umeshu
2 Dashes Angostura Aroma Bitters
3 Thick Cucumber Slices
1 Lemon Peel

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  1. Muddle cucumber slices in a mixing glass
  2. Add mezcal, umeshu, angostura bitters, and lemon peel into the glass (squeeze the peel to release the oils)
  3. Add ice and stir for about 45 seconds until chilled
  4. Double strain into lowball glass
  5. Garnish with a whole ume

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