“Irori Moments”, a cocktail created by the LARK team at The Still in Hobart, was made in collaboration with Seiko to launch the exclusive Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Irori Moments SRPK50.
The naming of Irori Moments was inspired by the Irori, a traditional Japanese sunken hearth used for heating and cooking, and as a gathering place for families. The warmth of the heart of the fire is represented in the highly textured dial, the same colour as the cocktail infused with our Tasmanian Peated Single Malt Whisky.
Irori Moments incorporates Tasmanian-grown wasabi from Shima Wasabi and locally sourced plums, adding fruity and floral flavours that expertly complement the gentle, earthy characteristics of Tasmanian Peated Single Malt Whisky. Celebrating Japanese and Tasmanian flavours in a rich and harmonious cocktail - a drink for those treasured moments.
WHAT YOU NEED:
45ml LARK Tasmanian Peated Single Malt Whisky
Wasabi root infused grapeseed oil. Make it yourself by finely slice 15g of wasabi root and leave in 100ml oil for 7 days.
A mixing glass, spoon and strainer
A small cocktail coupe or Nick & Nora glass (about 100ml capacity) – chill by placing in a freezer or fill with iced water before making your drink
Combine 45ml LARK Tasmanian Peated Single Malt Whisky and 30ml vermouth in your mixing glass, fill with ice and gently stir for 20 seconds.
Empty chilled water from coupe and strain your cocktail into it, then gently drop 2-3 small drops of oil on top.
The Seiko Cocktail Time watch has been around for more than a decade now, born from a collaboration with Ishigaki Shinobu, one of the world’s most renown mixologists. The SARB065 and its power reserve-equipped sibling were hugely popular among enthusiasts. Over the years, it has become part of the dressy Presage line, paying tribute to numerous famous cocktails throughout its time – the gold-toned Star Bar and Irish Coffee come to mind.