The Japanese Slipper No. Blue is here for a good time

The Australian modern classic made blue by Nick Tesar.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2022 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

As the drink’s creator — and award-winning bartender — Nick Tesar about the idea behind this drink, and it’s a simple one. “Post lockdown, trying to make drinks fun and focusing on enjoying time with friends.”

Japanese Slipper No. Blue


  • 30ml Heiwa Shuzo Yuzushu
  • 20ml Ota Shuzo Melon Liqueur
  • 20ml Marionette Blue Curacao
  • 10ml MGC Gin
  • 10ml water


  1. Stir all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into an rocks glass over a large block of ice.

Recipe by Nick Tesar, Bar Liberty, Melbourne.

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