Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by Leah Hall
Hatozaki Whisky is a great Japanese whisky made at Kaikyo Distillery, and owned by Akashi-Tai Sake brewery. It was a perfect whisky base in this tropical cocktail. A refreshing sip.
We love tropical drinks like Pineapple Express Punch and Rum Mint Julep. Aside from the fact that they taste amazing, they can transport us to a tropical island, even if it’s just for the few minutes it takes for me to drink it. Instead of in landlocked Nebraska.
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You know that tropical cocktails need not only be rum. They can be mezcal (Cargo Cult), they can be gin & mezcal (hi there Rambler’s Ruby) or Scotch (Funny Bunnies), but can you make them extra fancy with Japanese Whisky? Yes you can. Or, try our Tropical Vodka Spritz!
Refreshing, easy, and a great way to enjoy whisky on warm days, the Tropical Delight has it all. This recipe highlights the Hatozaki whisky, but it’s also a great background for the citrus and pineapple cocktail.
It all begins by combining Hatozaki whisky, pineapple juice, ginger simple syrup and lemon juice. Then you shake with 4 mint leaves, and top with club soda or tonic water. Super simple to make, and super refreshing on these late summer evenings.
The drink is light, not overly sweet, and transports you to a luxurious beach day, thanks to the addition of pineapple. Plus, it has a great bite from the ginger. We hope you will try this one out!
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This Tropical Delight Whisky cockail is full of flavor from Hatozaki Finest Japanese whisky, pineapple juice, lemon juice, ginger simple syrup and mint. All topped with club soda for a sparkling whisky highball.
- 1.50 ounces Hatozaki Finest Japanese Whisky
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- .50 ounce ginger simple syrup
- .50 ounce lemon juice
- 4 mint leaves, and more for garnish
- club soda or tonic water
Tropical Delight Cocktail
- Combine all ingredients except club soda/tonic water in a shaker with ice.
- Shake to combine. Pour into glass.
- Top with club soda or tonic water. Garnish with mint if desired.
Ginger Simple Syrup
- Combine 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Add in 1 Tablespoon sliced or chopped fresh ginger. Bring to a boil and take off heat.
- Let sit for 10-15 minutes to cool.
- Strain out ginger and store in a small mason jar to cool.
- Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Saturated Fat: .1gSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 18.4gFiber: .1gSugar: 5.7gProtein: .2g
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