Event: Shoryu Japanese Tiki Cocktail Masterclass

With summer firmly upon us, the cocktails have been flowing for us recently! But now we had the opportunity to make our own at Japanese restaurant, Shoryu, in Piccadilly. We wouldn’t be making what us English would know as the typical tipple however, as they would all be Tiki inspired and including a rare Japanese rum.

After an introduction of the story behind the drinks we were about to make, we had a try of the extremely strong Cor Cor Red Japanese rum. This rum is brand new to the UK, and only available in certain Japanese restaurants. Not widely known to the British public as of yet, it has a mix of fruity and spicy tones, and only a maximum of 15ml is recommended in each drink, due to it’s sharpness and strength.

This rum was the focus of this masterclass, and before long we were being shown how to create and mix the first cocktail – the Tiki Passion.

Here are the ingredients:

45ml passion fruit purée

25ml Malibu coconut rum

15ml Cor Cor red Japanese rum

10ml fresh lime juice

25ml orgeat syrup

Dash of orange bitters

Dash of Angostura bitters

Mint as garnish

We were each provided with all of the proper cocktail making equipment, from shakers to strainers, and away we went. Once we had all of the different components in our glasses, it was time to fill with ice and shake away. The result was so refreshing and in all honesty, we were both so proud of how it went!

To have alongside the cocktails we had just made, out come pork buns from the the restaurants kitchen. It was the perfect pairing! James preferred the first drink due to the more fruity taste, whilst Jessica liked the second drink more – the Tiki Kaze.

Here are the ingredients:

4 lime wedges

2 spoon brown sugar

5/6 mint leaves

15ml Barcardi white rum

10ml Cor Cor red Japanese rum

Pineapple juice till top

Dash of grenadine syrup

Mint and lime as garnish

We’ve made shaken cocktails before, but this is the first time we’ve made a cocktails using the build up method. The build up method requires more effort in squeezing the limes, and adding mint and sugar.

One of the interesting things we’ve learnt about making cocktails is the ice itself. We always believed that adding more ice was just so it makes it look like there’s more drink, but the actual reason is as they pour in the liquor, the ice melts quicker and makes it more watery in the long run with less ice.

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the masterclass, and now you can attend one too! You can find more information and buy tickets for the next event on Thursday 29th June 2017 here.

A big thank you to Shoryu for inviting us along. We’ll be back soon to try out the restaurant menu which looks amazing!

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Disclaimer: we were invited to this event in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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  1. abbeylouisarose
    June 25, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I'm loving all the cocktail posts on your blog lately! Summer is indeed the ideal season for a fruity, delicious drink! Tiki Passion sounds right up my street, thank you for sharing the recipe – it's something I'm definitely tempted to recreate! Glad you enjoued the masterclass!Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      June 26, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      This is so true, the absolute perfect time for it! The Tiki Passion is defo a fruity one, do let us know if you do recreate it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Lifethrough Tsg
    June 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Ooh this sounds like so much fun! And that cocktail looks amazing! Glad you had a fab time Hayley XLifethroughtsg.com

    • Food and Baker
      June 26, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Well thank you, we fell with all these recent cocktail posts, we've become pros at making them!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Llinos Thomas
    June 25, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    You are killing it with the cocktail content! I had my first Pimm's of the year last night, it was soooo good. I know I'd love a masterclass like this.

    • Food and Baker
      June 26, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Well thank you! You know it's summer time when you have your first Pimm's of the year!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Charlotte Clark
    June 28, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Oooh, it sounds so good! I love anything citrus so these sound perfect. The pork bun looks great too!

    • Food and Baker
      June 29, 2017 / 9:12 am

      The pork buns we're such a compliment to the drinks!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Alisha Valerie Gerrard
    June 30, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    This sounds amazing!! I've only ever been to two cocktail classes in the past but this one looks awesome. 🌸💗✨With love, Alisha Valerie. xwww.AlishaValerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

    • Food and Baker
      July 1, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Lucky you! It was so much fun, we'd love to attend another!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Sarah
    July 5, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I'm hopeful that Japanese Rum is up and coming here in the UK; it's got exciting and interesting flavours. However, knowing the UK market, anything too strong may prove too much outside of a bar environment. Some of the Japanese I've tried are enough to knock you off your seat.

    • Food and Baker
      October 12, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      That's very true, but hopefully this is what changes the game!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Mark Roberts
    January 22, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    This can be a very rewarding and cost saving venture if approached in the right way. If you consider that well-constructed Tiki Bars may retail for over $5,000 whereas building your own Tiki Bar will only set you back about $700 it is well worth considering from a savings perspective. Tiki Cocktails

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