Japanese Old ‘Foie’shioned

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A Foie-Gras-Infused Cocktail at Pabu

8ce41efc41e37f602d2cad1655ba1030There are two ways to read this story.

1. Pabu’s doing a foie-gras-infused Old Fashioned now. That’s it. All you need to know. Okay, bye.

2. If you’d like some more information, please proceed.

It’s called the Japanese Old ‘Foie’shioned—sorry, but it is—and it’s available now at Pabu.

Ah, Pabu. Yup, land of Michael Mina power things. Power lunches, power dinners and now, a marvel of power foie gras drinks.

Here’s what happens to make your drink exist. The good people here render the foie. Then they combine it with Nikka Coffey Grain, a corn-based Japanese whiskey, in a Cryovac where all the air is removed. It’s frozen for 48 hours. The fat is removed, the whiskey is strained through a cheesecloth, and then it goes back into the bottle. Like it’s just regular corn-based Japanese whiskey.

And then... they make an Old Fashioned with it. Sort of. There’s soda, pickled-kumquat-juice simple syrup and two kinds of bitters—chocolate and orange. Garnished with a slice of...

You get one guess.

(Okay. There. That was the second way to read that story.)

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Japanese Old ‘Foie’shioned
available at Pabu
101 California St
(at Front)
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-668-7228
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