The Prince Park Tower's Yukiko Watanabe mixes up a KOVAL Dry Gin cocktail inspired by the transition from summer to fall in Japan. The beautifully knotted lime peel is a symbol for the bridge connecting American-made spirits and Japanese ingredients.   


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This year, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) will begin the evening of October 2nd, and end the evening of October 4th. There are a number of symbolic foods associated with the holiday, a few of which are incorporated in this inspired cocktail. Apples dipped in honey are a common delicacy at traditional Rosh Hashanah celebrations, signifying wishes for a sweet new year. Our creation, the Shofar So Good, is just one more sweet way to celebrate!

Shofar 1

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Filmed at The Violet Hour in Chicago, IL, and inspired by Japanese flavors.

The "Osaka Park"
1 oz KOVAL Dry Gin
1 oz Inojochu (Sweet potato shochu)
1/2 oz KOVAL Ginger Liqueur

Stirred and served up in a glass over a cedar masu box with a bed of with pine, juniper and cardamom to compliment the aromatics of the drink.

It's going to be a cold week. Warm up with a hot buttered whiskey cocktail.


1 Butter Ball*

1/2 oz. KOVAL Bourbon

5 oz. hot water

Stir and add a spritz of lemon juice

*Butter Ball: 1 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 stick of salted butter, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. allspice. Cream together butter, sugar, and spices to an even consistency. Roll them into balls about the size of a Susan B. Anthony dollar. Freeze or cool.