Flirtibird Cocktail

(1 serving)

Preparation Time: 2 minutes

I had this drink for the first time at my favorite speak easy bar in NYC – Angel’s Share and completely fell in love with it. I regularly drag my friends to this downtown bar to get the cocktail. One of the times I was seated at the bar and could have a conversation with the bartender. He told me the key ingredients to this cocktail – Shochu, yuzu and agave nectar. At Angel’s share they also finish the drink off with a shiso leaf. It’s tough to find so my recipe here doesn’t have one. This is my take on the Flirtibird!


  • 2 oz barley Shochu
  • 1 ½ oz yuzu juice
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • plum salt
  • Ice


Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Add all the other ingredients and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a ceramic cup with a plum salt rim.


Tip – The trick to getting a perfect salt rim is to place the glass in the freezer for about 5 min. When you take it out the moisture evenly settles on the rim allowing you to dip the glass in salt on a plate and holds on evenly.




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