We love our Tokyo watering holes, from the tiny nooks of Golden Gai to the more upscale cocktail bars of Ginza, but some days might call for a quiet drink at home instead of a long night out in town. What’s more, given the current status of the global coronavirus pandemic, most people are opting to stay in until the outbreak can be contained.
Making small sacrifices for the greater good isn’t easy, and being shut-in most nights isn’t any fun either, so we’ve concocted a few easy cocktails that you can make at home from ingredients you can easily find at your nearest convenience store. We remain optimistic about the prospects of gathering for hanami (cherry blossom picnics) later in the spring. In the meantime, why not upgrade your cocktail mixing game by experimenting with all the alcohol, fruity juices and unusual beverages 7-Eleven, Lawson, FamilyMart and the like have to offer? You might just come up with your next signature drink.
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