Japonaise
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Japonaise
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The Japonaise is a unique cocktail that embodies a fusion of flavors, served in a highball glass. It features a blend of creamy Advocaat, a rich and velvety liqueur made ... more The Japonaise is a unique cocktail that embodies a fusion of flavors, served in a highball glass. It features a blend of creamy Advocaat, a rich and velvety liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy with a smooth, custard-like flavor, and the sweet fruitiness of cherry liqueur. The addition of grenadine, a deep-red pomegranate syrup, lends a touch of tart sweetness and a vibrant color to the drink. Topped with soda water, the Japonaise offers a refreshing effervescence that makes it a pleasantly light yet indulgent beverage, ideal for those who enjoy a less-intense cocktail with an intriguing taste profile.
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Advocaat
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2.5% | 0.75 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Japonaise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with ice
Add grenadine, advocaat and kirsch, and stir well
Top up with soda water and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Cherry liqueur in the Japonaise?

Yes, if you're out of Cherry liqueur, you can substitute it with other fruit-flavored liqueurs like raspberry or black currant liqueur. Keep in mind, though, that this will alter the flavor profile of the cocktail slightly.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Japonaise?

A Japonaise pairs beautifully with a cherry or an orange slice as garnish. The fruitiness of these garnishes complements the cocktail's sweet and creamy flavors, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it essential to stir the Japonaise, or can it be shaken?

The Japonaise is specifically designed to be stirred, not shaken, to preserve the smooth texture of the advocaat and to ensure the ingredients are properly mixed without aerating the cocktail too much. Shaking could dilute and change the texture significantly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Japonaise to preserve its flavors and presentation?

The Japonaise should be served in a highball glass, poured over ice, and then gently stirred to mix. The top-up of soda water should be done last to maintain the cocktail’s subtle carbonation and appearance. Serving it this way ensures an enticing presentation while preserving its unique taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Japonaise compare to other typical cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 2.5%, the Japonaise is considered a low-alcohol cocktail. Most classic cocktails have a higher alcohol content, typically ranging from 10% to 40%. This makes the Japonaise a great option for those who prefer a lighter drink or for occasions where a less intoxicating beverage is desired.

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