This marriage of two popular Japanese highballs takes inspiration from the Chūhai, the ubiquitous canned shōchū cocktails flavored with yuzu or grapefruit, and the Oolong-Hai, made with shōchū and oolong or barley tea. Vodka infused with barley tea serves as a base with a splash of Crème de Fraise des Bois, finished with a floral and bubbly pink grapefruit soda.
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Add the vodka and Crème de Fraise des Bois to a Collins glass.
Fill with ice, then top off with the grapefruit soda by gently pouring down a twisted or swizzled bar spoon.
Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Mugi-cha-Infused Vodka Add 8 grams of roasted barley tea (mugi-cha is Japanese for roasted barley) to 1 liter of vodka. Let sit for 15 minutes then fine-strain into a bottle with a resealable cap. For best results, use within a month.
Roasted barley tea can be found in most Asian markets, or oolong tea can be used as a substitute.