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Tropical Delight Whisky Cocktail with Hatozaki Whisky

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Last Updated on July 7, 2021 by The Noms

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.



Bottle of whisky, tall glass with mint and green straw




So we had the idea to use Hatozaki Finest whisky in a tropical cocktail. We talk about Hatozaki Small Batch in this Strawberry Cocktail, but this Hatozaki Whisky is so full of flavor.



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Bottle of whisky, tall glass with mint and green straw




Tropical Cocktails

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.





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.



Bottle of whisky, tall glass with mint and green straw



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.



Hatozaki Whiskey in a Highball glass wtih mint and green straw



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!



Hatozaki Whiskey in a Highball glass wtih mint and green straw






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Hatozaki Whiskey in a Highball glass wtih mint and green straw
Yield: 1

Tropical Delight Whisky Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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 oz Hatozaki Finest Japanese Whisky
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • .50 oz ginger simple syrup
  • .50 oz lemon juice
  • 4 mint leaves, and more for garnish
  • club soda or tonic water


Tropical Delight Cocktail

  1. Combine all ingredients except club soda/tonic water in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to combine. Pour into glass.
  3. Top with club soda or tonic water. Garnish with mint if desired.
  4. Cheers!

Ginger Simple Syrup

  1. 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.
  2. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to cool.
  3. Strain out ginger and store in a small mason jar to cool.
  4. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Saturated Fat: .1gSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 18.4gFiber: .1gSugar: 5.7gProtein: .2g

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Bottle of whisky, tall glass with mint and green straw




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