One of the best sellers at the Union Trading Co was born out of a joke.
El Mar at Otto e Mezzo in Shanghai.
In this rocks glass, a potently savoury mix of volcanic black salt with aged sake, pisco and more.
Most of our cocktail creations come with a balance of sour, bitter and sweet. Some add salty, but only a few try to utilise that satisfying fifth flavour category of umami, says Paul Mathew.
A long-time secret from the culinary toolbox that, in the hands of a bartender, produces more flavoursome, consistent and service-friendly drinks. By Paul Mathew.