101 Best New Cocktails: Cove by Takumi Watanabe, The Sailing Bar, Kibi, Sakurai, Nara, Japan
Takumi Watanabe, The Sailing Bar, Kibi, Sakurai, Nara, Japan
“It is 80 years since the founding of Nikka whiskey. Mr.TAKETSURU, the founder, has been called the father of Japanese whiskey, and the distillery is located in the cove of Yoichi, town of Hokkaido, so I created with the image of the cove and also made for advertising and campaign.
“The cocktail is very simple. I have a equation for making of cocktail: equal parts base sprits, vermouth, a mild bitter liqueur, and few bitters . [In this drink I used] 1 tsp of bitters (but not too much) and base is Japanese whiskey,” Takumi Watanabe
30 ml (1 oz) Cynar 30ml
30 ml (1 oz) Mancino Vermouth Secco
1 teaspoon Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
1 orange twist, as garnish
gaz sez: Inspired! And Japanese whisky will be see in more and more cocktails over the next 12 months. Mark my words.