Celebrate Gion Festival | Kokoro Gin

Celebrate GION MATSURI (祇園祭) FESTIVAL with Kokoro Gin Liqueurs – the fresh taste of Japan!
Celebrated throughout the entire month of July, Gion Matsuri is one of the biggest festivals in Japan. The month-long celebration is the most vibrant and festive month of the year, the highlight being Yamaboko – a parade of thirty three elaborately decorated floats pulled on wooden wheels through the streets of Kyoto, displaying several-hundred-year-old treasures from all over the world.
Whether you’re visiting Japan or just need a reason to get involved with the festivities, Kokoro Gin have three delicious cocktails to celebrate one of Japan’s biggest annual events!
Kokoro Afan Bramble

50ml Kokoro Gin, 25ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup, 15ml Kokoro Gin Blueberry & Lemongrass Liqueur. Shake first three ingredients and strain over ice. Drizzle Kokoro Blueberry & Lemongrass liqueur on top. Garnish with a lemon fan & blueberries.

 Kokoro Collins 

25ml Kokoro Gin, 25ml Kokoro Yuzu & Ginger Liqueur, 25ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup, 125ml soda water. Shake first four ingredients and strain into a hi-ball glass over ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a large sliver of fresh ginger and a lemon twist

Kokoro Sakura 75

20 ml Kokoro Gin, 20 ml Kokoro Cherry Blossom Liqueur, 10ml lemon juice, 125ml Prosecco/Champagne

Shake first three ingredients and strain into a long flute. Top with Prosecco/Champagne. Garnish with a cherry.


Kokoro Gin is a London Dry Gin distilled with nine botanicals, including fresh Japanese Sansho berries, imported from the Afan Woodland of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Sansho berries are used extensively in Japanese cuisine and have a distinctly earthy black pepper flavour with a piney citrus finish. The choice of botanicals was inspired by founder James’ uncle, the adventurer and explorer C.W. Nicol, known as Uncle Nic, who lives in the forest which he has helped restore and preserve for over 30 years. 10% of the profit from every bottle goes back to the Afan Woodland Trust to help continue his work.

Kokoro Gin and the Kokoro Gin Liqueurs are available to buy online from kokorogin.com

Kokoro Small Batch Gin 

RRP: £30 for 70cl or £15 for 20cl

Available from: kokorogin.com Morrisons, Master of Malt, 31Dover, Amazon and other good retailers.

Kokoro Liqueurs 

RRP: £12.50 for 20cl

Gift set – RRP: £37.50 with 3 x 20cl expressions


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