Haku Vodka ‘Star Festival’ cocktails, October 2020

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Haku Vodka ‘Star Festival’ cocktails, October 2020

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - October 31 @ 11:45 pm



Haku Vodka, dry sake, black goji berry & chrysanthemum tea, honey, lemon, egg whites
In the story of tanabata, or the Star Festival, Tentei is the Sky King, or the universe itself, whose daughter is Orihime.
Suggested snack pairing: Puffed rice crackers, lime furikake, $4

Haku Vodka, Campari, strawberry & lotus leaf syrup, rice vinegar, lime, rhubarb bitters
Orihime, the Weaving Princess, wove beautiful cloth by the river bank. Her father Tentei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi, who lived on the other side of the river.
Suggested snack pairing: Crisp mochi rice cakes, gochujang, sesame, $10

VEGA, 20
Haku Vodka, Lillet Blanc, Suze gentian aperitif, matcha, creme de cacao, lemon

Orihime is represented by Vega, the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra.
Suggested snack pairing: Puffed sesame rice crackers, lime furikake, $4

Haku Vodka, Amaro Montenegro, red bean, cream, honey, black walnut bitters
Hikoboshi, the Cow Herder, and Orihime fell in love and married. She stopped weaving and his cows strayed all over, so they were separated by Tentei across the river and forbidden to meet.
Suggested snack pairing: Matcha mochi ice cream, red bean paste, $6

Haku Vodka, coffee liqueur, cold drip coffee, chocolate

Hikoboshi is represented by Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila.
Suggested snack pairing: Matcha mochi ice cream, red bean paste, $6

Haku Vodka, mint & oolong tea, cucumber, lime, soda

Tentei allowed the two lovers to meet on the seventh day of the seventh month, if Orihime finished her weaving.
Suggested snack pairing: Crisp mochi rice cakes, gochujang, sesame, $10

Haku Vodka, dry vermouth, nigori (cloudy) sake, orange bitters

Amanogawa, the Heavenly River in the story that separates the two lovers, is represented by the Milky Way.
Suggested snack pairing: Japanese curry & cheese arancini (3pcs), $11


In partnership with House of Suntory’s Haku Vodka, enjoy our ‘Tanabata’ Star Festival cocktails all October and go into the running to win a staycation package at The Ultimo boutique hotel, complete with an astrology reading and drinks by us!

Purchase any of the Haku Vodka Star Festival cocktails between 1-31 October and receive a tanzaku to write your wish on. Include your contact details and tie it on the bamboo at Banchō all month and in November we’ll draw a winner for The Ultimo staycation prize package – see details and Ts&Cs further below.


Complimentary astrology readings, Saturday 31 October 2020

It’s been a tough year so we’re looking to the stars and being hopeful and wishful for the rest of the year – with a Haku Vodka cocktail in hand! To cap off the month-long event finishing, we’ll have The Ultimo’s resident astrologer Pia Lehmann (Dip.Counselling Astrologer) in on Saturday 31 October from 5-8pm for a limited number of complimentary astrology readings for guests who purchase a Haku Vodka cocktail. See our Facebook page for more info.


The Ultimo & Banchō staycation prize package


The winner in our Haku Vodka ‘Star Festival’ cocktail competition will win the following prize package, valued at $915:

  • Weekend stay (two nights) in a Studio Room at The Ultimo, 37 Ultimo Road, Haymarket (valid for 12 months from date of prize draw; blackout dates apply)
  • An in-depth Skype astrology reading with The Ultimo’s resident astrologer Pia Lehmann
  • A visit to Banchō during your stay with a $100 tab (booking required)
  • A bottle of Haku Vodka, with thanks to House of Suntory


Prize package terms & conditions

Entries for The Ultimo & Banchō’s staycation prize package open from 4pm Thursday 1 October and close at 12:00am Sunday 1 October 2020. One tanzaku paper entry per Haku Vodka cocktail purchased – you can enter the competition as many times as you like during the competition period. Valid entries must include email contact details on the tanzaku paper.
The winner will be drawn during the week of 1 November 2020 – the winner will be contacted via the provided contact details. If the prize is not claimed within 5 days of notification, the prize will be re-drawn until the prize is claimed.
This promotion is held by Banchō Group Pty Ltd. For any further information, please contact info@banchobar.com.au


October 1 @ 4:00 pm
October 31 @ 11:45 pm