2023-04-15 | Bar Video

Cocktail Chronicles #3: Original Cocktail (recipe)

Greetings cocktail enthusiasts! If you are looking to learn how to make a fantastic cocktail from the comfort of your own home, then you have come to the right place.

We are excited to welcome you back to our hotel bar series, where we will be sharing step-by-step tutorials on how to craft some of our most popular and signature drinks. In this episode, our talented head bartender, Tatsuaki Sakima, will be showing you how to make one of his original creations, which is also one of our most beloved cocktails.

This particular recipe is a masterful blend of herbal and fruity flavors, meticulously crafted to deliver a taste that will transport you to the heart of Japan. Our bartender is dedicated to sourcing only the highest quality ingredients and taking great care to ensure a perfect balance of flavors that will leave you yearning for more.

Whether you are a seasoned cocktail aficionado or simply looking to impress guests at your next gathering, this tutorial is sure to provide you with the tools and know-how to craft a truly unforgettable cocktail. So grab your shaker and let’s get started on this journey of taste and creativity! Cheers!

Other Cocktails Tutorials
Cocktail Chronicles #1: Azabujuban Tonic
Cocktail Chronicles #2: Old Fashioned

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.


– Vodka 20ml 
– Saint Germain Elderflower Liqueur 15ml
– Cranberry juice 30ml 
– Raspberry puree 10ml
– Orchid syrup 1tsp
– Lemon juice 1tsp
– Dried egg whites 1tsp


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