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Mugwort: Ryan Te of Oiji
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Mugwort: Ryan Te of Oiji

"I don’t know why, but it seems like 2016 was a tough year for most of us, so on that note I feel like the pull toward ‘new year, new me’ is going to be particularly strong,” says Ryan Te, Head Bartender at Oiji in New York. The answer? Mugwort. Its health benefits include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic properties. It also helps with digestion and has been used to relieve stress and anxiety.

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By Ryan Te for Oiji

  • 1.5 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 1 oz Mugwort infused soju**
  • .25 oz lemon juice

Method: Stirred, served up, lemon zest garnish

**Mugwort infused soju

  • 20 grams dried mugwort
  • 1 liter of Hwayo 41

Method: Steep and strain through a coffee filter 

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