....is what my grandmother joked when any of us grandkids pouted- hinting that our lower lips looked like mushroom caps, and cheering us up. So, while it may not be the most appetizing of all names for mushroom mocktails, that's what it'll be;)
'There's a fungus amongus'
Shitake Broth* 2
Black Tea (I used English Breakfast) 1
Tamari 1 tiny barspoon (1/16 of an oz)
Rice Wine Vinegar 1 dash
Salt To taste, I used 4 pinches
Build all ingredients in a mixing glass. Taste at room temperature, then either pour as is into a coupe, or add ice, stir, and strain into a coupe. Garnish with seared or torched scallions.
*To make Shitake broth, place .5 ounces rehydrated dried, and .5 oz fresh Shitakes in 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, and reduce by half. Add 2 cups of water and reduce by half. Repeat, adding additional Shitakes if desired. Strain immediately and reserve liquid.