Since June 21, Hotel Okura Amsterdam has been serving elegant and artisanal cocktails with a Japanese touch on the lounge terrace of Serre Restaurant.

To celebrate the first day of summer, Hotel Okura Amsterdam brought the craft of mixology to life with a Cocktails Pop-up. Adorned in summer colors, the sunny lounge terrace of Serre Restaurant by the water was the perfect place to enjoy and toast in style with delicious cocktails.

Especially for the pop-up terrace, the expert bar team, led by Najade Bijl, has created six signature cocktails, including one without alcohol: The Sakura, The Lychee, The Shiso, The Matcha, The Honeysuckle, and The Mandarin. 

  • The Sakura combines Toki Whiskey with Japanese Ginkgo syrup for a boozy creation
  • The Lychee is dry and floral thanks to Nikka gin and Lychee liqueur
  • The Shiso has a touch of umami thanks to Yamaoka Shiso Shochu 
  • The Matcha is complex and balanced with the addition of Yuzucello from Ciel Bleu 
  • The Honeysuckle is sweet, sour with a hint of bitterness, and the non-alcoholic 
  • The Mandarin offers a surprising sensation thanks to sansho leaf

Each cocktail consists of carefully chosen fresh, pure ingredients combined with precise techniques.

Bar Manager, Najade Bijl at Hotel Okura Amsterdam: “It is wonderful to highlight our craftsmanship with the Cocktails Pop-up. To showcase our passion for the craft and to share with guests the stories behind the delightful flavors. There’s a world behind the drinking of a cocktail. By getting to know a bit about the world of mixology, the cocktails taste even better. After all, experience is also part of the flavor sensation. We also love to immerse guests in Omotenashi, Japanese hospitality from the heart. Altogether, the Cocktails Pop-up creates an exceptional experience.”

Artisanal Patisserie 
In addition to the refined and delicate cocktails, guests can enjoy artisanal patisserie. The bonbons and macarons are carefully crafted to match the unique flavors of each cocktail. All are infused with alcohol, except for the non-alcoholic Mandarin 0%.

Opening Hours
Cocktails Pop-up is open from Sunday to Thursday: from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Friday to Saturday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If the weather is not suitable for the terrace, the cocktails will be served in the Lobby Bar.