Fruit Liqueur Freaks is a small producer of artisanal liqueurs based in Kyoto. This Red Shiso liqueur is made once each year in July.
Red Shiso is generally available for a very short time in early July every year. The process for making this delicious liqueur starts with a large batch of red shiso leaves. They are sorted and have the bitter stems in each leaf removed by hand. The leaves are then heated in a solution of spring water and vinegar. After this alcohol and sugar are added and the mixture is left to integrate for several months. - Black Market Sake