During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, surprise your guests with an Asian-inspired cocktail. The Camellia Line is named after the ferry that takes passengers from Japan to Korea daily. This sweet and tart cocktail uses Roku Gin, soju, and lychee liqueur. In Japanese, Roku translates to the number six, so this gin uses six unique botanicals sourced in Japan. Pairing the gin with soju, South Korea’s " national drink," gives the cocktail an extra kick. Finally, the Camellia Line is mixed and garnished with lychee fruit. Almost 1,000 years ago, this sweet delicacy originated in southern China.
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lychee and edible flower.
Want to see how this cocktail and our other VA ABC Signature Cocktails are made? Watch Beth Dixon of Salt and Acid make VA ABC Signature Cocktail: The Camellia Line here.