Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop cocktail)
1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Sake
.5 oz Cointreau
1 dash of Peychaud’s bitters
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake, and strain.
Yoko Kanno is the composer behind legendary soundtracks such as Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and others. This drink was created with the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack in mind, as explained by Eddie, the creator:
I had the idea for this drink after listening to the soundtrack to Cowboy Bebop. It’s easy to do drinks based on a character, location, or a series, but no one has done a drink based on an abstract concept like music. I figured it was high time to have a truly jazzy drink and you can’t get much more jazzy than Rye Whiskey. The name for the drink comes from the composer of the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, Yoko Kanno.
See you, Space Cowboy.
Drink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.