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Day 141, Cocktail 140

I’ve been thinking of remodeling the Twilight Lounge and this is one of my concepts … what do you think?

Seriously, Gwen and I ended up on our own for dinner last night so of course this called for a cocktail from the Twilight Lounge.  Being over my run of peppermint schnapps I decided that we needed something refreshing.  What better choice than Ty Ku with its superfruits?

I guess Ty Ku, which you’ve seen on here before, is too new because my two usual interet sources, the CocktailDB and Drinks Mixer didn’t have anything using Ty Ku.  So I went to the Ty Ku web page to find a drink and found this.

  Hello Kitty

  • 2 oz Ty Ku
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/8 oz lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with 4-5 ice cubes.  Shake, shake, shake to mix and chill.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist or peel, if desired.

I used Smirnoff for the vodka, which is a decent, value vodka.  With the flavor of the Ty Ku being dominant and the vodka just providing a platform for it I don’t see a need to use a super premium vodka in this drink – you won’t be able to taste the difference.  This ends up as a light, Ty Ku flavored cocktail with the melon and other asian flavors coming through.  Now, about that name…