French “75” Cocktail

French “75” Cocktail

French “75” Cocktail⠀

Juice of 1 Lemon
2 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar
1 Cube of Ice
Stir well in 12 oz. Tom Collins glass.
Then add 2 oz. Gin (@thekyotodistillery) and fill with Champagne.
Decorate with slice of Lemon, Orange and a Cherry.
Serve with straws.

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This cocktail is a personal favorite of mine and was very excited to see it in the book.⠀
I can’t stop drinking these and order it often at bars.
It’s hard to have Champagne at the ready in your home, but even harder to NOT finish the whole bottle when you do and not have any left for the cocktail.
I’ve been ordering them so much that the variations among bars has been interesting to see.
Most US bars serve them in a Champagne glass which made sense to me because…well…Champagne.
Yet when I went to Japan most places served it to me as a highball, complete with a large ice cube that fits the glass perfectly.
So it was interesting to see that the book also called for a highball glass and an ice cube.
I didn’t mind it since the recipe called for powdered sugar (as opposed to simple syrup) which made the drink a little less sweet.
I used the Kinobi gin for the citrus flavor to enhance the lemon in the drink and it was a great pairing.
I highly recommend putting this drink in your party rotation as the spring approaches.
I’d say try both types of glasses and tell me which YOU like better!
Cheers!

Rory O’More Cocktail

Rory O’More Cocktail

Rory O’More Cocktail⠀

3/4 oz. Italian Vermouth⠀
1 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey @jameson_us ⠀
1 Dash Orange Bitters ⠀⠀
Stir well with cracked Ice and strain into 3 oz. cocktail glass. ⠀
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Another Irish whiskey cocktail to help through the winter. ⠀
This is definitely a martini on the sweeter end. ⠀
The Orange bitters gives this drink a nice kiss of citrus that takes it a different direction than a Manhattan. It’s a simple but delicious cocktail. Would love to try making it with other whiskeys like @teeling_whiskey or @prizefightwhiskey Another amazing photo by @reikomasutani !!!
Cheers to a lovely martini!⠀

Irish Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Irish Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Irish Whiskey Highball Cocktail⠀

1 Cube of Ice⠀
2 oz. Irish Whiskey @jameson_us ⠀
Fill 8 oz. Highball glass with Ginger Ale or Carbonated Water. Add twist of Lemon Peel, if desired, and stir gently. ⠀


In honor of the amazing trip to Ireland I recently took my first cocktail of the year is the Irish Whiskey Highball.
Highballs are a very popular drink in Japan. People often drink it after work before heading home. If you’re a fan of something sweet I’d definitely make this with Ginger Ale. But it tastes good with just the carbonated water as well!! The key is the recipe calls for 1 cube of ice. Make sure you use a big block of ice. A normal ice cube will melt immediately and your drink won’t be cold. The next couple photos of cocktails were taken by my super talented cousin @reikomasutani Please send her some props for these amazing photos!!⠀

Kentucky Cocktail

Kentucky Cocktail

Kentucky Cocktail⠀

1 1/4 oz. Pineapple juice⠀
3/4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey @bulleit ⠀
Shake well with cracked Ice and strain into 3 oz. cocktail glass. ⠀


Taking a break from Gin and doing a Bourbon post!⠀
I could drink this cocktail all day. ⠀
It’s a great introduction for someone that’s not a fan of Bourbon. ⠀
For people that love Bourbon this is a great cocktail to enjoy it even more. ⠀
I can understand why it’s called a Kentucky cocktail. ⠀
It’s a great drink to be drinking in warm weather outside somewhere. ⠀
Since it’s made of Bourbon it makes it not as sweet as Rum would make the cocktail. ⠀
Highly recommend!⠀

Manhattan Cocktail

Manhattan Cocktail

Manhattan Cocktail⠀
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1 Dash Bitters⠀
3/4 oz. Italian Vermouth⠀⠀
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey or Rye⠀@bulleit
Stir well with cracked Ice and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass.⠀
Serve with cherry.⠀⠀
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A friend made a request for a whiskey drink so I’ve decided to do a classic.⠀
I found out that there are 3 Manhattan recipes in my book.⠀
This is the classic straight up Manhattan.⠀
There’s just no reason to mess with something good.⠀
Per usual though I am made aware of the size of the cocktail.⠀
It is easy to have 2 cocktails before dinner when they’re only 3 oz.⠀
Lately we wouldn’t settle for anything less than 10 oz.⠀
My how times have changed.⠀

Los Angeles Cocktail

Los Angeles Cocktail

Los Angeles Cocktail⠀

Juice of 1/2 Lemon⠀
1 Tsp Powdered Sugar⠀
1 Egg⠀
1/4 Tsp Italian Vermouth⠀
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey or Rye⠀@bulleit
Shake well with cracked Ice and strain into 4 oz. Cocktail glass.⠀

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I braved my very first egg cocktail.⠀
And like my first year in Los Angeles, it didn’t really wow me.⠀
I’m not sure what happened but there wasn’t much flavor in this cocktail.⠀
I was really nervous about the raw egg, but wasn’t the problem.⠀
The egg provided a nice creamy consistency…but the cocktail itself still just tasted watered down.⠀
Initial disappointment hasn’t completely deterred me from egg cocktails, but I do hope the next ones taste better.⠀