2023-04-08 | Bar Video

Cocktail Chronicles #2: Old Fashioned (recipe)

Welcome, cocktail lovers! We are glad to see you here for a new episode of our new series dedicated to our hotel bar, THE LIVELY BAR AZABUJUBAN! In this series, our main bartender Tatsuaki Sakima will be sharing cocktail tutorials featuring some of our most popular signature drinks.

Located in the heart of Tokyo, on the top floor of THE LIVELY TOKYO AZABUJUBAN hotel, we pride ourselves not only on our expertly crafted cocktails but also on our stylish and cozy design that provides the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Our bar is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring Tokyo or to kick off a fun-filled evening with friends.

In this new episode, Tatsuaki Sakima shows you how to make an Old Fashioned, his personal favorite drink and also the most requested cocktail by foreign guests. Our skilled bartender takes this drink to the next level by using only the finest ingredients and techniques to craft the perfect drink.

The Old Fashioned is made with whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a twist of orange. Our bartender carefully selects the whiskey to ensure the perfect balance of flavors, and then adds just the right amount of sugar and bitters to create a rich, complex taste.

Whether they are looking for a sophisticated nightcap or a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot day, the Old Fashioned is always a popular choice among our guests. Cheers!

Other Cocktails Tutorials
Cocktail Chronicles #1: Azabujuban Tonic
Cocktail Chronicles #3: Original Cocktail


– Whiskey 45ml
– 1 brown sugar cube
– Cherry juice
– Angostura bitters 7dash
– 2 small cherries
– Orange peel


Meet Tatsuaki Sakima, our main bartender at THE LIVELY BAR AZABUJUBAN. Originally from Okinawa, Tatsuaki came to Tokyo to pursue his passion for mixology and to become one of the best bartenders in the world. With years of experience managing bars and working at various clubs, Tatsuaki is now a seasoned expert in the field, having proven his skills in the 2019 WORLD CLASS JAPAN bartender tournament, where he placed high in the TOP 50 world ranking. He is now actively training to become the number one champion in the next edition of the tournament!

But Tatsuaki’s talents don’t stop there. He also has a passion for arm wrestling and is one of the top-ranked arm wrestling champions in Japan. While his muscles may be intimidating to some, don’t let that fool you – Tatsuaki is one of the most easygoing and fun people you’ll meet here.

At our bar, Tatsuaki brings his expertise and creativity to every cocktail he makes, crafting unique and delicious drinks that are sure to impress. So, come and visit us at THE LIVELY BAR AZABUJUBAN and let Tatsuaki and the rest of our team create a memorable experience for you.

Bar Experience/Achievements
・2016 London Century Club – Guest Bartender
・2016 Roppongi Hills TUSK – Bar Manager
・2019 Word Class Japan – Top50

Armwrestling Achievements
・2015 Maejima Dojo Cup S. – 2nd place
・2017 Japan Cup-70 – 1st place
・2018 Umegashira-80 – 1st place
・2021 Muscle Gate S – 5th place