Far East Side

Far East Side
Photo by Noah Fecks

Kenta Goto, of acclaimed Bar Goto on New York City’s Lower East Side, relied on his upbringing in Tokyo to inspire this saké and Tequila cocktail.


  • 2 shiso leaves, muddled
  • 2 ounces Junmai saké
  • ⅔ ounce St-Germain
  • ½ ounce blanco Tequila
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Yuzu bitters

Muddle shiso leaves in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients with ice, and stir. Double-strain into a cocktail glass.


Published on December 10, 2015
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Marina Vataj
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Vataj has written about wine and food, among other topics, for various publications for more than a decade, including The New York Post and Life & Style. At W.E., she manages all digital editorial content, including video and podcast production. She’s also an adjunct professor at a college in NY, where she teaches journalism. She has a Masters of Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Level 3 Advanced Wine & Spirits Education Trust certification from the International Wine Center.

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