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AWAMORI COCKTAIL

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With water, on the rocks, with soda, or with hot water. Changing flavors depending on how you drink it is in itself a charm of awamori as a distilled spirit. However, that charm can also be enjoyed by mixing it with other liqueurs to create cocktails.
For example, how about taking advantage of awamori's being colorless to make a fruit cocktail? Apart from mixing with tropical fruit liqueurs like mango, awamori can also serve as a base for colorful cocktails. Another great charm of awamori is that it can be enjoyed casually by simply mixing it with drinks found at home such as sodas or cola. You will surely discover a new taste when you mix awamori with ingredients you use every day.
Here are recipes for awamori cocktails that could not fit in the video. Enjoy the flexibility of awamori.

Recommended Awamori Cocktails

  • Southern Island Okinawa

    Southern Island Okinawa

    Awamori
    30ml
    Charleston liqueur
    20ml
    1 tsp lemon juice
    Pineapple juice
    90ml
    Blue curacao
    10ml

    Pour in blue curacao and then fill the glass with crushed ice. Pour awamori, Charleston liqueur, lemon juice, and pineapple juice into a shaker and shake. After pouring the cocktail inside the glass, stir in blue curacao with a bar spoon to create a gradation of colors.

  • 58 Kachashi

    Awamori
    30〜45ml
    Moderate amount of tonic water
    1/4 cut lime
    1 cm round slice of bitter melon* grated (amount for one glass)

    Put ice inside a tumbler and pour awamori. Put in the grated bitter gourd, fill the cup with tonic water, and finish by squeezing lime.
    *A bitter summer Okinawan vegetable

  • LEQUIO

    Awamori
    30ml
    Strawberry liqueur
    20ml
    Jasmine tea liqueur
    10ml
    Concentrated acerola juice (or cranberry juice)
    40ml

    Put all ingredients into a shaker, shake, and serve into a glass. Finish by adding crushed ice.

  • Goya Cocktail

    Awamori
    30ml
    White Curacao
    20ml
    Gum Syrup
    5ml
    Lemon Juice
    10ml
    Two Goya (Bitter Melon) Slices
  • Ogon no Hana (Golden Flower)

    Awamori
    20ml
    Mango Liqueur
    20ml
    Lemon Juice
    1 splash
  • Tiida

    Awamori
    30ml
    Mango Juice
    Enough to fill the glass
    One Lemon Slice

Source: Excerpts from Ryukyu Awamori published by the Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association

Cocktail drinks made with AWAMORI

Depending on how it is consumed, awamori has different tastes and can be enjoyed as cocktails. Here are some awamori cocktails to experience a new way of enjoying awamori.