Shake it Up: Kuro


By Ana-Christine Cook
Photography By George Kamper

Ni—meaning “two” in Japanese—is proving to be Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s No. 1 cocktail. This white rum and watermelon drink is made with authentic Japanese ingredients, including Thai basil and Togarashi spice. Of the newly opened restaurant and his self-created cocktail, head bartender Jared Boller boasts, “Kuro embodies fresh, modern and contemporary-style dining, and Ni plays off its international flavor profile.” Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood


6 chunks watermelon
3 pieces Thai basil
1 teaspoon yuzu
1 ounce fennel syrup
2 ounces Flor de Caña 4 Year White Rum
6 drops Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Togarashi spice

Originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue.

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