One Eyed Samurai, one eyed dragon

One Eyed Samurai, one eyed dragon

{One Eyed} Samurai {one eyed dragon}

30ml Watermelon Infused Tequila
30ml Hakutsuru Sake
30ml Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
20ml Gomme Syrup
3 dashes Orange Blossom Water
Garnished:  Watermelon Granite

One Eyed Samurai
 
Watermelon Tequila and Watermelon Granite are the key ingredients to this drink’s flavour and presentation. Core out a fresh watermelon and pass through a juicer. Leave the juice to rest overnight — concentrated watermelon essence will settle at the bottom and water will float at the top.  Discard the water from the top and the product left over will be super concentrated in watermelon flavour! This is then added to a bottle of 100% Webber Blue Agave Tequila to a measure of 3:1 (three parts tequila to one part watermelon essence); this mixture gives the drink a beautiful colour and flavour. The remaining watermelon essence I then freeze on a shallow pie pan overnight. To finish the drink, I scrape off to a spoonful of the granite to order, present it on an absinth spoon and rest that on the top of the cocktail.
One Eyed Samurai
 
The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of premodern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period(1603-1867). Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword.Samurai were supposed to lead their lives according to the ethic code of bushido (“the way of the warrior”). Strongly Confucian in nature, bushido stressed concepts such as loyalty to one’s master, self discipline and respectful, ethical behavior. Many samurai were also drawn to the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism.
One Eyed Samurai

The samurai trace their origins to the Heian Period campaigns to subdue the native Emishi people in the Tohoku Region. Around the same time, warriors were increasingly hired by wealthy landowners that had grown independent of the central government and built armies for their own protection.

The two most powerful of these landowning clans, the Minamoto and Taira, eventually challenged the central government and battled each other for supremacy over the entire country. Minamoto Yoritomo emerged victorious and set up a new military government in 1192, led by the shogun or supreme military commander. The samurai would rule over Japan for most of the next 700 years.

 
 
 
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