The premium event "CAMPARI RED NIGHT in Hakone Rikyu" by Campari and Exclusively Hakone Rikyu has been confirmed!

The champion of Campari-hosted cocktail competition will be offering a special, one-night-only cocktail inspired by Hakone.

Italian liqueur brand "Campari," presented by CT Spirits Japan (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo / President: Tetsu Abe), is collaborating with the exclusive members-only resort hotel "Exclusively Hakone Rikyu," located in Hakone Miyanoshita, a representative hot spring area in Japan, under the concept of "Noble & Luxurious Palace." Together, they will host the premium event "CAMPARI RED NIGHT in Hakone Rikyu" on January 28, 2024 (Sunday).

On the day of the event, Mr. Kohji Esashi, the champion of "Campari Group Cocktail Grand Prix 2022," and Mr. Naoto Ogawa, the Japan champion of "CAMPARI Cocktail Competition Asia 2018" and the current Brand Ambassador for Campari Group, will be providing the winning cocktails from their respective competitions and special, limited-edition cocktails inspired by Hakone.

Please indulge in the premium cocktails crafted by Japan's top bartenders while surrounded by the majestic nature of Hakone.

■ Overview of "CAMPARI RED NIGHT in Hakone Rikyu"

*Note: Participation is open to guests and non-staying visitors.

【Date】 January 28, 2024 (Sunday)

【Venue】 Exclusively Hakone Rikyu Dining & Lounge "Bella Vista"112-2 Miyanoshita, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa TEL: 0460-85-0111

【Time】《Guest Bartender Time》
◆ 17:00-19:00 (Last Order: 18:30) Buffet
◆ 19:30-21:30 (Last Order: 21:00) Buffet
◆ 21:00-23:30 (Last Order: 23:00) BAR

【Fees】 ◆ Various Campari Original Cocktails: ¥1,500 per person (including tax: ¥1,650) and up ◆ Dinner Buffet with Free Drinks (including alcohol / designated brands)    - With Campari Original Drink: ¥3,000 per person (including tax: ¥3,300)
*Additional meal charges will apply if utilizing the dinner buffet.

■ Cocktails Offered at "CAMPARI RED NIGHT in Hakone Rikyu"

◆ Mr. Kohji Ebisashi's Original Cocktail   - Campari Group Cocktail Grand Prix 2022 Winning Cocktail     "Calavera Espresso Margarita"     A new "Espresso Margarita" created to set the trend for the next generation of cocktails.

Hakone-Inspired Limited Edition Original Cocktail   "Ōwakudani Spritz"   A cocktail inspired by the famous "black eggs" of Ōwakudani.

Free Flow Exclusive Cocktail   "RED OLIVIA"   A mysterious cocktail where the taste changes when you eat the garnish olive.

Photo: "Calavera Espresso Margarita"

◆ Mr. Naoto Ogawa's Original Cocktail   - CAMPARI Cocktail Competition Asia 2018 Japan Championship Winning Cocktail     "LUNA ROSSA"     A cocktail that starts with the gentle aroma of bergamot and elderflower, leaving the pleasant bitterness of Campari in the aftertaste, with the texture reminiscent of gelato.

Hakone-Inspired Limited Edition Original Cocktail   "Yuagari Sour"   A sweet and sour concoction with a nostalgic taste, perfect for sipping after a soak.

Free Flow Exclusive Cocktail   "Adult Fruit Punch"   A fruity yet not overly sweet cocktail with the sophisticated taste of an adult fruit sour.


■ Profile of Mr. Kohji Esashi

Owner/Bartender of SPIRITS BAR Sunface SHINJUKU
With a bartending career spanning 22 years, this individual opened the bar "SPIRITS BAR Sunface" in 2011 with a concept centered around spirits. Having achieved accolades in various cocktail competitions, they have served as a seminar instructor and contributed to the launch of their own spirits brand. Through these efforts, they have played a crucial role in advancing the spirits industry in Japan.

■ Profile of Mr. Naoto Ogawa

Born in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. After studying abroad in New Zealand and Australia, they underwent training as a bartender at the long-established Bar elixir de longue vie in Kobe. With a history of winning various cocktail competitions, they became the Japan champion at the CAMPARI Cocktail Competition Asia 2018. They represented Japan at the Asian competition held in Milan. Subsequently, they started their activities as the official brand ambassador for Campari Group in Japan. In addition to training and cocktail development for Campari Group brands, including Campari, they also engage in guest bartending at bars both domestically and internationally.

In the summer of 2022, they were invited as a guest bartender to "Schumann's Bar," run by the globally renowned "legendary bartender" Charles Schumann, located in Munich, Germany. Their delicate yet well-balanced flavors were highly praised even overseas.

■ About Exclusively Hakone Rikyu

Once a place where prominent figures from politics, business, and the literary world sought respite, the prestigious Exclusively Hakone Rikyu was established in 2010 in Miyanoshita, Hakone, with a commitment to inheriting history and tradition. The concept of the hotel is "Noble & Luxurious Palace." Blending sophisticated modern design with elements of Japanese aesthetics, the hotel creates a luxurious members-only resort that exudes elegance and charm, seamlessly integrating with the surrounding nature.

■ About Campari

Campari, a unique premium Italian liqueur known for its vibrant red color and bittersweet taste, was born in 1860. Its founder, Gaspare Campari, opened "Caffè Campari" on a corner of Milan's Piazza del Duomo in the early days of the company in 1867. Since its initial release, the liqueur, with its subtly sweet and pleasantly bitter flavor, gained immense popularity among the locals of Milan. Campari soon became renowned not only in Milan but also throughout Italy.

Campari's vivid red hue, refined complex aromas of orange and herbs, and its distinctive bittersweet taste have captivated many over the years, making it a one-of-a-kind beverage. Even after more than 160 years since its founding, Campari's closely guarded recipe has remained unchanged. Its rich aroma and bitter taste serve as a perfect base, and it is now used in numerous cocktails around the world.

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