We sat at the bar at Butler and were listening to the music. Anthony spotted it was a really gentle jazz version of Rydeen by YMO. We asked the barman (Masayuki Uchida) about the music and he said his friend made it for him in Japan for the bar. Then eventually we got on to talking about drinks, YMO and the barman told me about Ryuchi Sakamoto’s favourite drink which is from a famous bar back in Japan. I didn’t think to watch as it was made: lemony, limey and a few drops of blue curacao in the bottom of the glass.
Anthony’s Moscow Mule. Not a lot to see but it was enough to get me to buy a bottle of vodka and infuse it with fresh ginger, just as they used at Butler.
What a lovely Olympic leg. And in the foreground is my Yuzu cocktail – Yuzu liquor, vodka, lemon juice, dried yuzu peel.
This was Anthony’s last. Made with tea liqueur, Cointreau and some other stuff I don’t remember.
My last one. A slice of melon, midori, absolute citron, honey syrup.
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