Serves 1
1½ oz (45 ml) Suntory Whisky Toki
½ oz (15 ml) Alvear Medium Dry Sherry
¾ oz (22 ml) Red Bean & Black Sesame Syrup
¾ oz (22 ml) lemon juice
4 oz (125 ml) soda water
pandan or banana leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add first 4 ingredients and give a short, sharp shake. Strain into Collins glass and top with soda and fresh ice.
  2. To make RED BEAN & BLACK SESAME SYRUP: In a saucepan, lightly toast 1 tbsp (15 ml) black sesame seeds. Add 2 cups (500 ml) water and 2 tbsp (30 ml) red bean paste, then bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Strain out seeds, add 1¾ cups + 1/8 cup (450 ml) sugar and stir to dissolve. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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