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Sesame Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail Julep Style


Category: Premium shochu  Origin of production: Fukuoka Prefecture
Base ingredients: Sesame, barley, rice Bottle size: 750 ml
Distillation style: Genatsu (reduced pressure) distillation
Features: This award-winning sesame shochu boasts a mild taste with a hint of sesame aroma. Using local spring water and through low temperature fermentation and distillation, it grows into an elegant and well-balanced flavor. It can be enjoyed in any style, from straight to on-the-rocks, cut with water or mixed with juice. Great for accompanying meals and best paired with light seafood dishes and tofu dishes.
Alcohol content: 24% (48 proof)
Produced by Beniotome Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Distributed by JFC International, Inc.


Sesame Strawberry Cucumber Cocktail Julep Style
Cocktail recipe courtesy of Takaaki Hashimoto of B Flat


Here comes the horse race season, which means it’s the ice cold julep season. Takaaki Hashimoto, mixologist of B Flat in Tribeca, has created a rose color, julep style cocktail using sesame shochu, Beniotome. “This shochu is less robust than sweet potato shochu while boasting a beautiful nutty, roasty aroma. Sesame, strawberry and cucumber complement each other in cooking, therefore they should in cocktails,” says Mr. Hashimoto. By adding a dollop of sesame oil into the refreshing cocktail, its body is dramatically enhanced. “Add plenty of crushed ice and enjoy the summery, hearty drink!”

Ingredients: Serves 1
– 2 strawberries (1 for mash, 1 for garnish)
– 6 cucumber slices (3 for mash, 3 for garnish)
– 3/4 lemon  ο 1 oz rhubarb syrup
– 1 1/2 oz Beniotome  ο 1/2 tsp sesame oil
– 1 dash rose water

1. Put 1 strawberry, 3 slices cucumber and lemon juice in a julep cup, and mash them well.
2. Add rhubarb syrup.
3. Gently pour Beniotome and a few drops of sesame oil.
4. Add plenty of crushed ice.
5. Spray rose water to serve.





Beniotome Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Located in Kurume City in the northern part of Kyushu Island, Beniotome Shuzo was spawned with the aim of “producing original and high quality liquor like whiskey and brandy”. In the pastoral environment surrounded by mountains, there’s an abundance of natural resources including pristine water they use for brewing their liquors. In addition to premium sesame shochu, Beniotome, they produce shochus with sweet potato and barley, plum wine and sesame dressings.

214-2 Masuoda, Tanushimaru, Kurume, Fukuoka 839-1213 JAPAN
TEL:+81-943-72-3939  |

B Flat
Nestled in Tribeca for a decade, B Flat has been a major player in the New York bar scene. With an extensive original cocktail menu and a variety of creative dishes, it is not simply a drink lovers’ destination but everyone’s. Tucked in the basement of a building, the man cave also offers live jazz performances on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.


277 Church St., (bet. White & Franklin Sts.), New York, NY 10013
TEL: 212-219-2970  |