Collection of 12 unique sake cocktails to compliment the Japanese cuisine at Inagiku restaurant
The acclaimed Japanese restaurant Inagiku at Makati Shangri La Manila has recently introduced a special menu of sake based cocktails that have been specifically created to pair with the modern Japanese cuisine of Executive Japanese Chef Wataru Hikawa. The unique concoctions are the creation of Director of Beverage & Head Sommelier Daniel Blais. Drawing on his deep knowledge of blending the subtle flavours of premium liquors with various ingredients to create a balanced and sumptuous cocktail, he has created a signature menu of five varieties of Sake Martinis plus seven varieties of Sake Cocktails.
Inagiku is an elegant contemporary restaurant that serves a modern Japanese cuisine specialising in sushi and teppanyaki. The cuisine is prepared under the direction of Executive Japanese Chef for eight years, Wataru Hikawa, who has been acclaimed as the “Best Japanese Chef in Asia outside of Japan”. Guests can enjoy the sublime culinary creations in the main dining room, or choose from seats at the sushi bar, teppanyaki counter or in private tatami rooms.
SELECTIONS FROM THE SAKE COCKTAIL MENU
BONSAI- Sake Cocktail. Sake Geikkekan, Johnnie Walker Red, soda, fresh rosemary.
SENSEI PASSION- Sake Martini. Sake Geikkekan, Alize Gold Passion, fresh mango.
GODZILLA- Sake Martini. Sake Geikkekan, Midori, fresh lime.
RISING SUN- Sake Cocktail. Sake Geikkekan, Triple Sec, Campari, orange juice.
SUMO SOUR- Sake Cocktail. Sake Geikkekan, Triple sec, lime juice, soda, orange & cherry.
PHILIPPINE-INSPIRED COCKTAIL- “MANILA SUNSHINE”
Special cocktail creation by Makati Shangri La
In support of a project initiated by the Philippine Department of Tourism, Makati Shangri La have created a unique cocktail that is targeted to become the signature drink of Manila, in much the same way that the famed “Singapore Sling” has become synonymous with Singapore. In addition to the tropical flavours contributed by the local ingredients, the subtle shades of yellow and orange are created to represent the golden colors of the spectacular tropical sunsets of Manila Bay.
The “Manila Sunshine” features the distinctly Filipino base of lambanog, or coconut wine. This drink is mostly produced in the province of Quezon, which is known to be the biggest producer of lambanog; the process of making and appreciation of which has been a part of the Filipino tradition for centuries. Apart from lambanog, Manila Sunshine also has the tropical flavors of pineapple and mango with a tinge of triple sec and dark Tanduay rum. The cocktail is finished off with a garnish of tanglad, or lemon grass, and a sliced pineapple.
MANILA SUNSHINE- Lambanog (coconut wine), Tanduay dark rum, Triple Sec, pineapple & mango juice. Garnish with sliced pineapple and tanglad (lemon grass)
INAGIKU – Japanese restaurant at Makati Shangri La, Manila
Address: Level 2, Makati Shangri La, corner Ayala Avenue & Makati Avenue, Makati City 1200. Philippines
Reservations: +63.2. 840 0884
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MakatiShangrila
Opening Hours: Daily
Lunch- 11:30 am ~ 2:30 pm
Dinner- 6:30pm ~ 10:30 pm
Dress code: Smart Casual
See also: asia-bars.com review article on Conway’s at Makati Shangri La