Kaiyo Rooftop The Wind Rises cocktail
Thomas J. Story
AuthorCarl Brown, Kaiyo Rooftop
Matcha powder makes a colorful garnish for the Kaiyo Rooftop team's take on a classic pisco sour. Instead of simple syrup, the team makes their own sunflower orgeat and combines it with house-made cinnamon bitters and Cocalero liqueur, a South American herbal spirit.

How to Make It

1

To make 8 cups sunflower orgeat: Blend sunflower seeds in a blender or food processor until fully minced, about 5 minutes. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, boil the water, sugar, and salt until dissolved. Add the sunflowers and orange flower water, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain with a strainer and cheesecloth into a separate bowl. Let sit until it reaches room temperature.

2

To make 4 cups of cinnamon bitters, combine 1 qt. Angostura bitters and ½ cup cinnamon chips in a sealable container. Let sit for 24 hours, then strain into a sealable bottle or container.

3

To assemble the cocktail, add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice to emulsify the egg white.

4

Add ice and shake for 10-20 seconds.

5

Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with matcha powder.

Ingredients

Sunflower Orgeat
 4 cups unsalted sunflower seeds
 8 cups water
 8 cups demerara sugar
 4 dashes orange flower water
 1 tsp salt
Cocktail
 1 ½ oz Barsol Quebranta Pisco
 ½ oz Cocalero liqueur
 ¾ oz sunflower orgeat
 ½ oz lime juice
 ¾ oz egg white
 4 dashes cinnamon bitters
 Matcha powder, for garnish

Directions

1

To make 8 cups sunflower orgeat: Blend sunflower seeds in a blender or food processor until fully minced, about 5 minutes. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, boil the water, sugar, and salt until dissolved. Add the sunflowers and orange flower water, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain with a strainer and cheesecloth into a separate bowl. Let sit until it reaches room temperature.

2

To make 4 cups of cinnamon bitters, combine 1 qt. Angostura bitters and ½ cup cinnamon chips in a sealable container. Let sit for 24 hours, then strain into a sealable bottle or container.

3

To assemble the cocktail, add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice to emulsify the egg white.

4

Add ice and shake for 10-20 seconds.

5

Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with matcha powder.

The Wind Rises Cocktail

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