Friday, April 7, 2023

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Sakura Flowers at Coley Bar

For this season, Eric Chang from Coley Cocktail Bar singles out the unique Spring botanical used to make a Roku to showcase his signature cocktails, the delicate Sakura. For cocktail lovers who appreciate refine, exquisite cocktails that exude simplicity, Coley presents its signature Roku Sakura cocktails; Hanami, Sa-Kura, and Nanoka. 

The Hanami (RM 49) pays homage to the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, in this case, the Sakura flowers. Created using Sakura infused Roku Gin, Oloroso Sherry, Clarified Lemon, Honey, topped with carbonated in-house Sakura Sencha tea, the drink features the tricolour Hanami Dango garnishing, the cocktail represents the breath-taking view of the Sakura. 

Sa-Kura (RM 49) plays on the name of the cherry blossom tree, bringing another unique meaning where Sa in its same pronunciation also relates to God, while Kura means God’s protected land. The beauty of the name is embodied in this cocktail using red bean and Sakura as the main ingredients, symbolising the blooming Sakura on the God’s protected land.

The Sakura flowers have only a short 7 days lifespan. Nanoka (RM 49), which means seven in Japanese, reminds one to be grateful in this beautiful life. A 3-sip style short drink, the Nanoka is built with floral Sakura infused gin, Konbu infused sake for an umami and savoury essence, fruity Apricot Brandy, and Peychaud’s Bitters, together epitomising ones ups and downs in life and to have gratitude. 

“The blooming Sakura is the sign of the Spring shun. When winter fades and flowers start to bloom, this marks the new beginning of the year. Every Sakura blossom reminds me to be patient during hard times and to be humble during the bloom and spring days,” Chang articulates.

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