Hanami
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Hanami
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The Hanami cocktail is a simple yet elegant drink that celebrates the flavors of Japan. Its name, "Hanami," refers to the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the transient beauty of ... more The Hanami cocktail is a simple yet elegant drink that celebrates the flavors of Japan. Its name, "Hanami," refers to the traditional Japanese custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossoms, and appropriately, the cocktail features cherry brandy as a key ingredient. Combined with the smooth, rice-based sake, this cocktail offers a harmonious blend of sweet and subtly earthy notes, served in the understated style of a lowball glass. The Hanami is a cold, stirred drink that provides a cultural sipping experience, resonating with the delicate and fleeting nature of cherry blossoms themselves.
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Cherry Brandy
Alcohol content
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21.25% | 5.1 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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60ml 2oz 6cl
180ml 6.09oz 18cl

Method
How to make a Hanami

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve
~ Alternatively, serve warmed. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Hanami cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Hanami cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smooth blend of flavors without aerating the mix too much. Stirring helps maintain the clarity and integrity of the delicate sake and cherry brandy combination, preserving the cocktail's elegant simplicity.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Hanami cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve a Hanami cocktail is in a chilled lowball glass to keep it cold. Pre-chilling the glass helps preserve the cold temperature without the need for too much ice, which can dilute the cocktail. A single, large ice cube or sphere can be added to gently cool the drink while minimizing dilution, allowing the flavors to shine.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of sake for the Hanami cocktail?

For the Hanami cocktail, it's best to use a dry or semi-dry sake to compliment the sweetness of the cherry brandy. This balance between the sweet and dry components brings harmony to the cocktail. However, feel free to experiment with different types of sake to suit your taste preferences.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some variations of the Hanami cocktail I can try?

To customize the Hanami cocktail, consider adding a splash of sparkling water or soda for a fizzy twist. Alternatively, a few drops of citrus juice, such as lemon or yuzu, can add a refreshing acidity. For a floral note, garnish with edible flowers or a cherry blossom if in season.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Hanami compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 21.25%, the Hanami cocktail falls within the mid-range of standard cocktail alcohol content, which typically varies from 15% to 30%. It's less potent than very high-alcohol content cocktails, but stronger than light, refreshing cocktails, making it a moderate choice for those who enjoy a balanced drink.

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