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Sake Cocktail Mixer with master mixologist Ryu Okada

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Professional bartender and founder of Kampai Cocktails, Ryu Okada, is making a triumphant comeback this Christmas Market, after his Cocktail Shake-up stage demonstration achieved huge success at HYPER JAPAN 2013. On Sunday, Ryu will be showing audience members how to make smooth and stylish cocktails using three different Japanese sakes – ‘junmai’ (pure rice wine), ‘nigori’ (cloudy sake), and ‘koshu’ (vintage sake) – so make sure you come along and find out what exciting concoctions Ryu produces using these unusual ingredients! If you take a fancy to any of his recipes, you’ll be pleased to know that all of the above sakes will be available for purchase at our Premium Sake Gift Shop.

Here’s a tasty preview of the drinks which Ryu will be cocktail-ifying at HYPER JAPAN!

Gekkeikan Yuzu Nigori Sake

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The natural sweetness of yuzu citrus combines with the cloudy texture of nigori sake to produce a unique liqueur recalling sherbet lemons. This low-alcohol liqueur is perfect served cold, with dessert, or as a digestif.

Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai

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A grown-up glass of banana milk. This junmai sake has a smoothly sweet palate with banana and candy-sweet overtones. Great with soft cheeses, sushi, tempura, or else as an aperitif.

Kiuchi Shuzo Gekkakow Vintage 1989

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Gekkakow is Kiuchi brewery’s most prestigious vintage sake. Brewed from Yamada Nishiki rice polished down to 40%, this elite sake is then cold matured for over three years. Light with a honey sweetness, its smooth and fruity flavour is sure to delight the tongue.