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Kampai with Yukino on World Sake Day!

Kampai with Yukino on World Sake Day!

October 1st is SAKE DAY Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (JSS) has set October 1st as “Sake Day” in 1978 with the wish to impart the identity of sake, the national beverage of Japan, to future generations and to deepen the love and understanding for it.  In...

Serving Sake

Serving Sake Chilled or Warm Sake Japanese Sake is a unique drink that can be served at a wide range of temperatures. Generally, premium Sake like Daiginjo and Ginjo should be served chilled like white wine so you can enjoy the floral and fruity aroma. Earthy,...
Fire In The Hole

Fire In The Hole

A Japanese whisky cocktail that brings the heat. Ingredients 2 oz Mars IWAI Blended Whisky ½ oz Cynar 1 bar spoon Demerara Simple Syrup 2 dashes Bittermens Hellfire Bitters Instructions Serve in a short whiskey glass Fill with Ice Rocks Stir, strain, pour over rocks...
Lady and a Scholar

Lady and a Scholar

A cocktail with grace and depth, that will also land a flying sidekick right to your neck should you step out of line. Ingredients 2 oz Mars IWAI Blended Whisky ½ oz Fernet-Branca ½ oz Dom Benedictine 2 dashes Orange Bitters Instructions Serve in a goblet style glass...
Sakequiri

Sakequiri

Ingredients 2 oz Dewazakura Dewa Sansan Junmai ginjo ¾ oz Amaro Montenegro ¾ oz Lime Juice 2 dashes Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters Instructions Serve in a goblet style glass Shake, fine strain, pour up (no ice) Garnish with lime wedge Courtesy of Bitter &...
The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Ingredients 2 oz Dewazakura Dewa Sansan Junmai ginjo ¼ oz Suze ¼ oz Benedectine 1 bar spoon Yellow Chartreuse 2 dashes Plum Bitters Instructions Serve in a goblet style glass Stir, strain, pour up (no ice) Garnish with orange rind twist Courtesy of Bitters &...
Tokyo

Tokyo

A take on the Toronto with a Japanese twist. Ingredients 1½ oz Hombo Shuzo Arawaza Sakurajima Honkaku Shochu ½ oz Rye Whisky 1 bar spoon Fernet Branca 1 bar spoon Simple Syrup 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters Instructions Serve in a goblet style glass Stir, strain and...
Bitter Bitter Berry

Bitter Bitter Berry

Ingredients 2 oz Hombo Shuzo Arawaza Sakurajima Honkaku Shochu 1 oz Aperol ½ oz Chambord 1 dash cherry bitters Instructions Serve in a low decorative glass Fill with large ice rocks Stir, strain, up-rocks, no garnish Courtesy of Bitters &...
A Sour Note

A Sour Note

A tasty, not-so-sour Japanese liqueur based sour Ingredients 1½ oz Kunizakari Muroka Umeshu Liqueur ½ oz Gin 1 oz Satsuma Juice 1 barspoon Simple Syrup 2 dashes Lemon Bitters 1 Egg White Pinch of Citric Acid Instructions Serve in a low glass Fill glass with ice rocks...
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