Satoshi Yonemori and his Cocktails

Satoshi Yonemori is the Bar Manager at Grapes & Soda in South Granville.

I asked Satoshi to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Grapes & Soda.

Up first is the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

Satoshi making the Apollo

The Apollo

The Apollo

A twist of El Diablo cocktail. Fizzy gingery curd gives new sensation.

Ingredients:

40 ml Cazadores reposado

10 ml Campari

10 ml Odd Society cassis

7.5ml Siete misterious mezcal

20 ml Lime juice

60 ml Pear curd ginger ale

Method:

1) Build all ingredients (except for the Pear curd ginger ale) in a chilled tall glass without ice.

2) Emulsify with Pear curd ginger ale using soda dispenser.

3) Add ice and garnish with lime wheel, mint and dashes of paychaud bitter

The next cocktail he made was the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Satoshi making the Lone Camper

Lone Camper

Lone Camper

Late summer creation. Umeshu I made last summer has matured perfectly. Lone Camper smiles in reminiscence from last summer.

Ingredients:

40 ml Bulleitt Bourbon

20 ml Umeshu

10 ml Yellow chartreuse

20 ml Lemon juice

30 ml Black plum puree

3 dashes Angostura bitter

Method:

1) Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake over ice. Double strain into a Turkish coffee pot.

2) Smoke a large glass with sassafras bark using smoking gun

3) Flip the glass to release the smoke as you pour mixture into it. Garnish with lemon twist.

The last cocktail he made was the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Satoshi making the Dante’s Handshake

Dante’s Handshake

Dante’s Handshake

Warm drink perfect for the winter. I will keep you warm. You are welcome by Dante

Ingredients:

30ml House blend rum

20 ml Appleton estate

7.5 ml Amontillado Sherry

7.5 ml Sons of north Amaretto

15 ml Salty caramel syrup

3 dashes Angostura bitter

1bsp House spiced rum

1bsp Lagavulin 16

Method:

1) Combine all ingredients(Except for Lagavulin) into a Turkish coffee pot and warm up on a burner. Set it on fire and throw it with another coffee pot 5 to 6 times.

2) In a snifter put a piece of staranise and a bar spoon of lagavulin.

3) Pour the mixture into a snifter. Spray orange oil.

Grapes & Soda is located at 1541 West 6th Avenue in Vancouver and you can follow Satoshi on Instagram @suiken3104

By: Richard Wolak