Ice Diamonds and Classic Cocktails at Bar High Five

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

so this is knife I use for only carving this materia is a folded iron so it’s the same material Japanese wood I sharpen the knife every day last 1012 years and it’s getting shorter and shorter it used to be a three times longer my name is a heel it’s a widow I owned a bar called about high finance very small spot in Ginza Tokyo and generally speaking most of the bar in Japan focus for classic cocktails old-school style I could say sometimes maybe conservative but I like it that way I’m gonna make very popular gin drink as called hello bloom based on gin and the local flavor Harry razandrich you look Zelda maraschino cherry Yuko and lemon juice I’m gonna put the chain and local flavor cherry person Italian mulaskey No and lemon juice once you put more than two ingredients it’s all about the balance that I taste before seconds there so as soon as I finish making I want to solve so I never taste after chickens they’re putting ice and shake it the purpose for shaking of course mix all ingredients make the cocktail cold put air into the drink in my bartending life I never have ice machine the ice I get is from ice factory the absolute Tokyo and the deliverer every day the ice week it takes two days to make if you make it longer it’s clearly harder so we get the block of ice and we cover in a different shape of ice for shaking for long green or old fashioned and ice diamonds once you go to the bar in Japan order the whiskey on the rock you automatically get ice ball people talking about to put the ice flowing into the whiskey it’s less stylish but it’s icy its melt if you leave it in the five minutes is ice ball shape like a mushroom we’re thinking about 180 degrees a different way of approach to come on the rock is a lot of cut a lot of shape that means once you put whiskey in on rock you get really shiny reflections and it looks very beautiful ice diamond I’ve been teaching many bartenders many years and how much people can do it I mean zero but endure still cannot do it a bartending job is not just a work at least in Japan is more artisans type of occupation like a masters and the poor peers so this is cocktail I invented the cold harvester this Japanese whiskey base with local grape Lacombe and lemon juice and simple summer putting a whiskey and local click the cube we have to adjust the balance after I taste so I first ruffery at putting the amount or I always put probably need a little bit more facility so when I shake white spirit I put these cubes but in this case a brown spirit base I changed to a one chunk for the big ice and different type of shaking the image of the shaking is the eye supporting in the shaker so this is called a harvester myself I can’t drink I don’t drink alcohol alright plan o am very weak for call that song from by Nature



Jun 6, 2019, 4:40 pm Reply


a clown

Jun 6, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

Even at two times the speed this video is insanely boring…


Jun 6, 2019, 5:28 pm Reply

A "italian maLaschino" sono morto

The Kant

Jun 6, 2019, 5:42 pm Reply

Thanks YouTube for the recommendation in june 2019?

Oscar Santos

Jun 6, 2019, 6:24 pm Reply

that ice looks like hes just scaming ppl for there money. ?

John Goodman

Jun 6, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

“I can’t drink alcohol”

tastes all of his drinks


Jun 6, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

I'm from Tokyo ♥️

BanyMany !

Jun 6, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

Used the same knife for 12 years

MKG Official

Jun 6, 2019, 11:32 pm Reply

Fun fact, i live near luxardo factory. I'm not joking

lil trn

Jun 6, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

Why does this dude has a Finnish accent though ?


Jun 6, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

Take my money!! Soo going to Tokyo for this bar and Japanese's whisky!


Jun 6, 2019, 4:25 am Reply

Or you could, get an ice tray and make it that way…

[ EatAssSmokeGrass ]

Jun 6, 2019, 5:17 am Reply

In Japan heart surgon number one

Raj M

Jun 6, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

Bratender with a Tie??

Ryan Corrigan

Jun 6, 2019, 7:31 am Reply

"Best Bar in Asia"

Also, I'm assuming, the most expensive bar in Asia.

Denis Does some bullshitting stuff

Jun 6, 2019, 8:22 am Reply

In my country is hot enough that this guy doesn't have time to carve the fucking ice :v

The Duke

Jun 6, 2019, 8:50 am Reply

Folding steel is used to remove impurities and to homogenize the steel, it doesn't ad strength. Folding steel only adds a benefit when you are combining two or more alloys like in a Damascus fold or Damascus twist patterns.


Jun 6, 2019, 10:41 am Reply

Someone goes to the bar and asked
"How are you doing?"
And he said
"Pretty n ice"

That probably happens alot


Jun 6, 2019, 11:24 am Reply

nICE diamond huh

Fahd Balazon

Jun 6, 2019, 11:43 am Reply

C2gin padin HAHAHAHA


Jun 6, 2019, 1:03 pm Reply

"It used to be three times longer."

If it makes you feel better…

Alan Nuclear

Jun 6, 2019, 9:50 pm Reply

I bet he's hiding his 12 gauge behind that counter.


Jun 6, 2019, 2:55 am Reply

The legend said that he was ninja assassin in his early life and that knife used to be a katana before.

my English learn new and simple things

Jun 6, 2019, 4:58 am Reply

Drug dealer don't drug


Jun 6, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

Get a lil tiPsy off them taste test huh??


Jun 6, 2019, 11:33 am Reply

He's contaminating the ice

Jacko Deep

Jun 6, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

This guy just a diamond ice mold

John Colic

Jun 6, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

I bet he fucks his wife in the ass while he does that shaker gyration.


Jun 6, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

just give me the booze


Jun 6, 2019, 9:52 pm Reply

I guide others to a treasure I cannot posses.

Big Chungus

Jun 6, 2019, 1:04 am Reply

I guess the YouTube algorithm likes to dig up old treasures

Zoits Stories

Jun 6, 2019, 1:27 am Reply

Who else remembers the game bartender?

Killa Watt

Jun 6, 2019, 2:30 am Reply

Cherry brossom

Dereck Frost

Jun 6, 2019, 5:29 am Reply

Dude that guy is from Grown UPS

Wazef Kasturi

Jun 6, 2019, 6:13 am Reply

1:38 when she told u to make a fancy drink but she also checked your phone

Your Papi

Jun 6, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

Look at his glasses?

Your Papi

Jun 6, 2019, 8:20 am Reply

I wanna go to Japan man

The Psychic Veil

Jun 6, 2019, 9:41 am Reply

It's 4 am wtf am I doing

Shinigami Kun

Jun 6, 2019, 10:25 am Reply

Wait…. Is this tokyo ghoul?


Jun 6, 2019, 10:30 am Reply

This man looks, sounds and acts like my French teacher.

Raze Adam

Jun 6, 2019, 10:36 am Reply

My man knows his ice


Jun 6, 2019, 12:10 pm Reply

1:54:I never had A ice machine
But owns a Ice factory


Jun 6, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

That's we call Art <3


Jun 6, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

Japanese are on some next level stuff. respect.

Accient Weeb

Jun 6, 2019, 4:04 am Reply

He's the japanese version of that guy from Bartender the right mix game I used to play


Jun 6, 2019, 8:30 am Reply


Zachary Douglas

Jun 6, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

I went to his bar a couple of years ago. I had 5 of the best drinks of my life. Truly on a different level.

Charles Jackson

Jun 6, 2019, 2:25 am Reply

Hey, it's the little person doing a cannon ball noise!


Jul 7, 2019, 11:39 pm Reply

For some reason, the video of him carving ice had the comments disabled

paul chan

Jul 7, 2019, 12:45 pm Reply

This man is stylish in terms of attitude and his skills

Marko Tek

Jul 7, 2019, 10:54 am Reply

L'art de perdre du temps

Quality Bleach

Jul 7, 2019, 5:47 pm Reply

That ice probably taste like hands

slamsnake offiziell

Jul 7, 2019, 11:05 am Reply

So i am right now in Tokyo in ginza but dont know where i cant find The Bar high five. Do U have a Adresse.


Jul 7, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

Never trust a bartender that doesn't drink…..

Jt24 Z

Jul 7, 2019, 4:52 am Reply

Pinche chino mamon

waslos man

Jul 7, 2019, 2:56 am Reply

scammer look that ice cube man it take away 80% of your drink


Jul 7, 2019, 1:51 pm Reply

Come on man, its just fucking ice and you cuttin it.

Jitendra prabhu

Jul 7, 2019, 3:00 pm Reply

Break the ice
Nah, kut the ice


Jul 7, 2019, 2:06 am Reply

I wouldn’t mind having a drink at this man’s bar

calisthenic vs powerlifter

Jul 7, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

I guess the taste of the ice is salty

Del Boyo

Jul 7, 2019, 10:16 pm Reply

This guys got serious OCD issues


Jul 7, 2019, 2:18 pm Reply

did he just said ice-fuck-tree ? 1:58


Jul 7, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

1:18 drip

johnny d

Jul 7, 2019, 2:16 am Reply

I dont let anyone touch my ice with their bare hands ,i dont even touch my own ice

suomi ensin rajat kii unkown

Jul 7, 2019, 11:08 pm Reply

what is best drink in that night five what best cocktail your recomand me try when i am going visit tokyo

Food Nomads

Aug 8, 2019, 9:08 am Reply

I've been trying to get fresh ice, but the locals pubs only have the frozen variant.
Life's hard man..


Aug 8, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

Dude is cool


Aug 8, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply


Power Nuke

Aug 8, 2019, 1:15 pm Reply

He speaks English fluently.

real truth 2019 yup!!!!!!!!

Aug 8, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

Why?????????????????????????????????????????,,?,?,,,,,,,,,,,,,????????for what


Aug 8, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

any man who puts on suspenders and a tie and stands behind a bar already is a step up in my regard.

Francisco Benedito

Aug 8, 2019, 3:18 pm Reply

as a bartender myself I dunno what to say. its kinda weird with the ice, but at the same time so classy and smooth. i respect this man a lot and somehow i would like him to make me some drinks. i feel like at my bar its more about drinking stuff and i feel like at his bar its more about art

ic c

Aug 8, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply


ic c

Aug 8, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

So funny how he shakes that thing

you 2

Aug 8, 2019, 11:24 pm Reply

1:01 you know he's fancy when he says cherry brossom

Papa Bear

Aug 8, 2019, 6:56 am Reply

what a legend

Pure demented insanity I can’t take it anymore

Aug 8, 2019, 4:25 pm Reply

But why all the effort? Alkohol tastes disgusting, why not make some orange juice or smoothies?

Party Slayer

Aug 8, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

So basically
99% ice

Samuel Carrillo

Aug 8, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

1:44 that’s the same motion I used to beat my meat


Aug 8, 2019, 5:50 am Reply

Hey, I think this bar was in Yakuza 0.

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Aug 8, 2019, 6:10 am Reply

When the Japanese Guy speak English better than you expected


Aug 8, 2019, 6:24 am Reply

Maybe a place to visit when visiting Tokyo

Killer Cowboy

Aug 8, 2019, 6:51 am Reply

I'll take a jim beam and coke.

O.C drizzy

Aug 8, 2019, 1:36 pm Reply

Why am I here? I don't even like alcohol.


Aug 8, 2019, 6:14 pm Reply

He's good in english for being japanese


Aug 8, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

Why did this sooth my mind body and soul

Benny Chen

Aug 8, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

Every 4 years the knife gets smaller

Omar Espinoza

Aug 8, 2019, 7:03 pm Reply

I bet he has a badass cologne

George Kirubel

Aug 8, 2019, 7:06 pm Reply

this just inspired me to open my own bar

Ned Wank

Aug 8, 2019, 10:34 pm Reply

"What about a mould for the ice diamond ?"
Bartender breaks down crying

Green Comms

Aug 8, 2019, 12:02 am Reply

This is an artisan.

Ha dlc

Aug 8, 2019, 1:26 pm Reply


alex romero

Aug 8, 2019, 9:40 pm Reply

Old Josuke and his Crazy Diamond!

kamden rister

Aug 8, 2019, 4:39 am Reply

Imagine this guy is the reason for global warming also he looks like the Japanese version of willy Wonka's umpa lumpa

kamden rister

Aug 8, 2019, 4:53 am Reply

This guys alcohol is worth more than my house


Aug 8, 2019, 5:21 am Reply

His English is so good……


Aug 8, 2019, 10:17 am Reply

0:50 myguy used plastic cup tf hahahahha

Willam rubinoff

Aug 8, 2019, 10:38 am Reply

He told Mike wazzoski that he's watching

Hubert chang

Aug 8, 2019, 1:33 pm Reply

why not use a diamond shape mold ?


Aug 8, 2019, 6:46 pm Reply

am i the only one that REALLY wants to carv ice right now dafuq

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