I owe my friend two times over.
First, for introducing me to the wonderful BAR Nekomataya, about an hour or so from Tokyo in Tochigi Prefecture. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the bartender the best cocktail I’ve ever had. He went by only my vague iteration of my favorite kinds of drinks: “sweet and milk based”.
Second, I owe my friend for taking this picture of the Tokyo Sky Tree Cocktail I ordered.
The official Tokyo Sky Tree Cocktail was actually created by the master bartender of BAR Nekomataya. Now it can be found in bars and restaurants all over Japan.
I was curious how the Sky Tree Cocktail was made. Thus, I took to the internet to search for the bartender’s blog.
He posted the Tokyo Sky Tree Cocktail recipe on his blog. I’d like to share it here in English, along with the directions to BAR Nekomataya.
Official Tokyo Sky Tree Cocktail (sophisticated blue version) Recipe
- Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur 20 ml
- Bols Blue 10 ml
- Tonic water 120 ml
Place ice and a (blue) illumination cube into the glass. Pour in and mix the ingredients.
There is a big difference in taste if you substitute Bols for another liqueur, so please use Bols.
Directions to BAR Nekomataya
Address: Japan, 326-0803, Tochigi Prefecture, Ashikaga City, Ietomi-cho 2222-2
Hours: Monday – Friday 19:00-26:00; Saturday 19:00-27:00; Sunday and every third Monday of the month, closed
Website: Tabelog Food Review Website (in Japanese; includes maps, pictures, etc.)
About 900 meters from Ashikaga Station (NOT Ashikaga-shi Station).
Best way to go is by cab from Ashikaga Station. Taxi fare is about 1000 yen. If you say you want to go to BAR Nekomataya and show the address, most taxi drivers should be able to take you there easily.
Will you try making this drink? Have you had the Tokyo Sky Tree Cocktail?