Holiday Intermezzo

After the weekend’s pumpkin-infused festivities, I was starting to hit my threshold for black and orange-tinted food and drinks and found myself craving some non-ghoulish fare. At RA Sushi at The District in Tustin, my drink of choice was their Nigori LycheeTini ($9). It’s so refreshing served ice-cold with vodka-soaked lychee fruit. Cool with a velvety texture, it is the perfect palate cleanser—or cocktail intermezzo, if you will—before we enter the next phase of holiday-flavored libations.

“The cocktail is made with Kai Lychee Vodka, fresh lychee puree, and sweet nigori sake. The mixture is shaken with ice and served up, martini style,” says bartender Don Fisher. “I like suggesting the LycheeTini to guests who enjoy sweet and tropical drinks.” Plus, RA visitors can get a quick sushi fix, or something more substantial to hold them over until the next holiday rush.

RA Sushi, The District in Tustin, 714-566-1700,

Happy Hour: Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, 10 p.m. until closing
Sunday, 8 p.m. until closing

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