Akira Ohki

Masu


Sakura Sakazuki

Glassware

Martini glass

GARNISH

Dehydrated Salted cherry blossom, gold leaf, dry ice

INGREDIENTS

40ml ROKU Gin

5ml Galliano Vanilla

20ml House made salted cherry blossom vacuum seal cooked mirin

1 dash House made cedar bitters

30ml Clarified fresh strawberry juice

10ml Fresh lemon juice

METHOD

Shaken

THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME

Culturally, Japanese enjoy drinks feeling seasons. Watching cherry blossom in spring, stars in summer, moon in autumn, snow in winter.

I got inspiration from the culture people especially enjoys cherry blossom season and have party under trees.

Japanese traditional sake cups, “Sakazuki” also gave me inspiration for this drink as well.

Its triangle shape like top of this martini glass.

Its used for casual drinking and also celebration such as weddings or as Trophies.

To get close people like being brothers, we still say “cross Sakazuki”.

I designed this drink thinking of this culture and wish it helps spreading it here in Auckland.

ROKU Gin Cocktail Flight Event

Masu

Masu will be hosting a ROKU Gin Cocktail Flight Event on the 15th and 22nd of February. They are also running a ROKU Gin Special Cocktail Selection from 10th to 24th February.

For the reservations,call 09 363 6278, or email [email protected]