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Roka Bar introduces curated cocktail flights inspired by Japanese tradition, beginning July 7


 IMG_9524_resizedRoka Akor San Francisco launches a limited-seating “cocktail omakase” experience in the downstairs lounge at Roka Bar. Inspired by Roka Akor’s signature omakase tasting menu, Roka Bar introduces their first cocktail omakase, a Japanese term meaning “I’ll leave it up to you”, on Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Available Thursday through Saturday evenings, Roka Bar’s 90-minute cocktail omakase will begin with a bartender explaining both the tradition of omakase as well as the theme of the evening. The first theme will highlight the five traditional elements in Japanese philosophy: Earth; Water; Fire; Wind; and Void.  From there, the omakase flight will be interactive and tailored to guest preferences. Each omakase will feature five to seven alcoholic drinks varying in size and served in specialty glassware, incorporating local spirits and seasonal ingredients whenever possible, with a Chinese style tea service served halfway through the tasting.



Gankutsuoh rice shochu with Dewatsuru Junmai sake and kombu-infused water



Tea-Smoked Sazerac

Michter’s US1 Straight Rye with Hennessy V.S Congnac, Peychaud’s Bitters, Adriatic black mission fig jam, and Viuex Pontarlier Absinthe flame



Grape Interrupted

Darroze Armagnac with Ferreira 10yr Tawny Port, Pu-erh tea syrup, and 2008 CaViola Barolo



Ramos Gin Fizz

Plymouth Gin with Fruit Lab Hibiscus Liqueur, pressed yuzu juice, egg white, simple syrup, Luxardo, and heavy cream




Pisco Portón with St. Germain, Butterfly pea flower tea, and orange and yuzu juices