- Griffin Swartzell
I’m in for two drinks; Currier recommends menu favorite Cucumber Crush ($10), an all-too-drinkable mix of shochu (Japanese rice liquor), honeydew, yuzu and cucumber, finished with sparkling sake. It’s a summer drink, but Currier says there’ll be mutiny if it leaves the menu for fall. The Paper Crane ($11) pairs delicate Nikka Coffey grain whisky and yuzu with Aperol and amaro, for a delicate neat drink with bitter, floral notes. Everything shows balance, restraint and precision, just a little different from most local menus.