VIDEO: Learn how to make cocktails with Himitsu's famed creative director Shingo Gokan

Shingo Gokan, who was named International Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans , is a busy guy. In addition to his work as the creative director at Himitsu in Buckhead, he owns two bars in Shanghai, is working on opening a few more, and consults at bars all over the world ( to get an idea of how much he travels, consider that he has an apartment in New York but only spends about two months total there in the course of a year).

He took a few minutes from his packed schedule to show us how to make a classic Sidecar and a Beton Cappuccino, a drink of his own design. Watch him in action here (don't miss Gokan's hot shaker action at 3:50):


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Yvonne Zusel
Yvonne Zusel
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