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Falling for Cocktails: A Cocktail Demo with the JASC YPC

JETAA Chicago is excited to co-sponsor this event with the Young Professionals Committee of the Japan America Society of Chicago - Falling for Cocktails: A Cocktail Demo by Murasaki Sake Lounge's Jun Takanarita on Thursday, September 9th from 6-7 pm CST!

About the Event

Jun Takanarita will lead this presentation offering an in-depth explanation of Japanese alcohols such as Japanese whiskey and shochu. Takanarita will also walk through how to make two of Murasaki’s cocktails: “Sweet Oak” and “Far East” that are perfect for the fall season. “Sweet Oak” is a Japanese whiskey based cocktail with Amaretto and Godiva White Chocolate Liquor. “Far East ” is a layered cocktail with barley shochu, Midori, Soho, orange juice, cranberry juice, and cherry.

About the Speaker

Jun Takanarita, owner of Murasaki Sake Lounge, began his journey as a bartender 15 years ago. Passionate about Japanese alcohol beverages and the craftsmanship behind them, Tananarita gained experience while working at a Japanese bar in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood and eventually took over the lounge 8 years ago. Takanarita also became owner of Summertime Jazz Cafe/Lounge located in Mount Prospect in 2019 spreading his knowledge of Japanese whiskey, sake and shochu to the Chicago suburbs.

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