Honor & Glory

At Roka Akor, a steak, seafood and sushi restaurant also in Chicago, the Nikka Taketsuri 12 Years Old Whisky is the base for the Honor & Glory cocktail, which also mixes lime and grapefruit juices, allspice dram, Angostura Bitters and a honey syrup infused with black tea. 

Recipe Courtesy of Roka Akor, Chicago, IL


  • 1 ½ oz. Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ¾ oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. black tea-infused honey
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Brandied cherry, for garnish


Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over one large ice cube or sphere, and garnish with a brandied cherry.

For the black tea-infused honey:
Steep a strong black tea, strain it, cool slightly, and mix it in a 1:1 ratio with raw honey, stirring until combined.