Japan has a rich history in spirits and the country’s expert mixologists have shown the world a deft hand at preparing delicious drinks. Today, this tradition is experiencing a renaissance in the form of classic cocktails that have become popular around the globe. Now, a new guide from Suntory, one of the world’s leading wine and spirits companies, brings the country’s exciting spirits story to life. Brimming with unexpected and exotic combinations, JAPANESE COCKTAILS by Yuri Kato showcases the sophistication, adventure and cosmopolitan sparkle of the nation’s varied drinks.
Spirits industry expert and publisher of CocktailTimes.com, Kato explores Japan’s cocktail heritage, collecting more than 60 recipes from classics to signature creations with a modern twist. Authentic recipes in chapters devoted to sake, shochu and Japanese whisky allow at home mixologists to re-create such favorites as Sake Eggnog, the Zentini, or the Echo Julep. Yuri’s own original creations, are crafted in keeping with the spirit of Japanese cocktail culture and infused with other ingredients such as vodka, rum and tequila. New concoctions range from the Lady Godzilla and Melon Cream Soda, made with premium melon liqueur, to the fragrant and tart Yuzu Mojito and the Red Eye, made with Japanese beer.
SOURCE: Yury Kato’s Website