The process of this colour change is known as Kōyō in Japan. Marc Bittner, our Head Sommelier, explains “We begin the Kōyō process with ‘Green’, made from Kitaoka pear sake, green tea-infused gin, fresh pear and vanilla flavouring, while the ‘Red’ cocktail combines Mezcal with candied apple, caramel and Kōyō leaves. The ‘Yellow’ cocktail is a mix of Suntory kakubin, salted maple syrup and fresh apricot juice. Finally, as the leaves turn brown before falling from the trees, we present our final Kōyō cocktail ‘Brown’ that’s a subtle blend of bourbon whiskey, fresh apple and anise syrup with roasted cinnamon apples.”
The two non-alcoholic mocktails added to the new Kōyō drinks menu at Up & Above Bar are pumpkin smoothie (made from pumpkin, Earl Grey syrup, cream and grated nutmeg; and strawberry/rhubarb soda with Kōyō leaves.
All drinks on the Kōyō menu at Up & Above Bar are available daily from 11:00 am – 1:00 am, now until 30 November 2015. Cocktails priced at Baht 475++ and Mocktails priced at Baht 250++.
Up & Above Bar is located on 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. For more information and reservations, please call 02 687 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.