Beyond the Drink: Masahiro Urushido’s At-Home Martini (S6/Ep.10)

Masahiro Urushido is a bartender, Managing Partner and Director of Deliciousness at Katana Kitten, a Japanese-American bar in NYC’s West Village. In 2019, his bar was awarded the titles of Best New American Cocktail Bar and Best New Opening by the World’s 50 Best Bars. That year, they also landed at number 14 in the World’s 50 Best Bars annual ranking. In this episode, Masa walks us through his favorite way to drink gin at home while sharing some of his personal tips and tricks to craft the perfect at-home martini. We also learn about his book, The Japanese Art of the Cocktail, and how he gives back to his community. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Masahiro Urushido. (cocktail recipe below)

Masa’s at-Home Martini

Makes 1 cocktail

2 parts Gin, such as Fords Gin

1 part Dolin dry vermouth 

Pinch of salt

Lemon twist, for garnish

In a cocktail mixing glass, combine gin, vermouth and salt. Add ice and stir until cold. Strain into a frozen martini or coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Best enjoyed with a shio-kombu butter dipped radish.

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