Nitobe Memorial Garden – Meet the Nitobe Cocktail

By Scott McDonald

Mar 26
Mixologist Justin Taylor and a photo of the new Nitobe Cocktail

Mixologist Justin Taylor and a photo of the beautiful Nitobe Cocktail.

Meet the Nitobe Cocktail

We are absolutely tipsy that a new cocktail has been named after our Nitobe Memorial Garden. We raise a glass to this new honour! This cocktail was developed by mixologist Justin Taylor of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar and features TEALEAVES cherry blossom green tea.

Download the Nitobe Cocktail recipe.

About Nitobe Memorial Garden:

Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located at the University of British Columbia. Nitobe Garden is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Nitobe Garden includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House.

“I am in Japan,” said Akihito, Crown Prince (now Emperor) of Japan as he walked through UBC’s renowned Nitobe Memorial Garden. Landscape architects and gardeners recommended by the Government of Japan created the exquisite garden out of one hectare of pristine forest.

The garden honours Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) whose goal was “to become a bridge across the Pacific.” Among many other memorials to him is his portrait on the 5000 yen note.





About the Author

Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden and then writing about it. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood; he is a member of Garden Communicators International, sits on the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society | ビクトリア日系文化協会 board, and co-edits the Victoria NIKKEI FORUM, their bilingual Japanese-English newsletter. In his spare time he volunteers in his community of Colwood, at the Victoria Cool Aid Society, and recently accepted a position on the board of the Colwood Garden Society.