Close your eyes and picture yourself on a yacht in the Aegean. The salty air, the crystalline waters, the gentle yet powerful sun giving you that tan you can’t wait to bring home. Yael’s Crystal Shiso Mojito brings you there, with the light toastiness of Casa Magdalena Rum playing with Shochu, Shiso, Coconut and Indian lime. This is a take on a mojito that travels beyond Cuba and makes several stops around the world before coming together in this emerald can. 7.5% ABV and best served chilled. Art by Tom Haubrick.
The enigma of Yael consistently keeps the drinks world on its toes—which is appropriate, given her excellence not only in cocktails, but in dance, art, and modeling. She stresses the outer edges of beauty in cocktails, redefining presentation, balance, and flavor combinations in ways that have influenced scores of Los Angeles bartenders. She is famous for picking high-hanging fruit, and her list of awards belies her age, from winning the first Speed Rack in 2012, to being named American Bartender of the Year at the 2018 Spirited Awards, to being named Rising Star by Star Chefs in 2017.