Ichi-Go-Ichi-E Bonus Pairing

This pairing bite—as seen on our favorite Netflix cocktail competition!—is an ode to Christian “Suzu” Suzuki-Orellana’s hometown of Asakusa, Tokyo, known for the Sensoji Temple and all the Kaminari Okoshi. To achieve the same look that he did on the show, use a circular cookie cutter to cut out small circles before the cracker hardens….

Daijoubu 2

Where will Daijoubu’s Caer Maiko and Sharon Yeung, the traveling superstars of “super Asian cocktails,” bring their funky style of festivities next? Hmmm, we may have an idea . . . and it will be just the combination to spirit you away from the everyday ho-hum: Japanese whisky and Daijoubu Pop Up at home will…

Behind the Darkened Summer Moon

We sat down with Christian “Suzu” Suzuki-Orellana to chat about his work, the matsuri, and his cocktail for Puttin’ on the Spritz, the Darkened Summer Moon! S&S: What is your creative process typically like during recipe formulation? SUZU: I try to re-create memories or flavors that I remember from past experiences. I have a journal…

Why Choose Shochu?

Packed with exciting ingredients that fall all across the spectrum of familiarity, our Daijoubu Box is ready to hit the road. The bold and full-flavored cocktails within feature tons of fun touches and represent the personal journeys of their Asian American creators, with each cocktail sharing one common element in a central role: wonderful and…

Daijoubu

When Caer Maiko and Sharon Yeung entered Austin’s bartending scene and began to develop their styles, they noticed more and more that, representationally, the state of things was . . . just fine. The roles carved out for Asian immigrants and their fellow Asian Americans behind and in front of the bar were okay, and…