Adding sea salt to this popular bright red-orange Japanese spice blend makes this even more worthy of being pantry staple! Togarashi means "chiles" in Japanese. This Japanese spice blend is normally sprinkled over Japanese noodle dishes, such as udon and soba. It includes red chili pepper, black pepper, nori, orange peel and sesame seeds, along with sea salt. It is excellent in a Bloody Mary or Caesar. Or try The Red Slapper!
THE RED SLAPPER
2 oz. Beefeater Gin
2 oz. tomato juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
5 dashes of Bar40 Umami Bitters
Shake ingredients, strain over ice into old fashion glass. Sprinkle Togarashi over top, and garnish with carrot ribbons.
by Nick Kennedy of Civil Liberties