Mizuwari
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Mizuwari
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
The Mizuwari, a minimalist yet elegant cocktail hailing from Japan, emphasizes the harmony of simplicity and flavor. This cocktail blends the rich, complex notes of whiskey with the soft purity ... more The Mizuwari, a minimalist yet elegant cocktail hailing from Japan, emphasizes the harmony of simplicity and flavor. This cocktail blends the rich, complex notes of whiskey with the soft purity of water, served in a cocktail glass. Traditionally, it is enjoyed cold, making it an exquisite choice for whiskey enthusiasts seeking a smoother, more mellow drinking experience. The Mizuwari's graceful balance offers a refreshing take on whiskey, allowing the spirit's subtle nuances to shine through. It's an ideal introduction for those new to whiskey and a refined pleasure for connoisseurs, making it a timeless addition to the world of cocktail essentials.
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40% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Mizuwari is a testament to the Japanese art of subtlety and balance, offering a refreshing cleanness that highlights the whiskey's flavor without overpowering it. Its simple mix of whiskey and water, when served cold, brings out a smoothness ideal for those who appreciate the nuanced character of the spirit, making it a sophisticated choice for both newcomers and aficionados alike.

Method
How to make a Mizuwari

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by filling your glass to the top with ice, then stir continuously until you notice water pooling at the bottom of the glass, indicating the glass is cooling
Next, top off the glass with additional ice and keep stirring to further chill the glass
Carefully strain out the water from your glass, and then pour in the whisky, adding extra ice until it reaches just below the brim
Mix the whisky and ice by gently stirring, making sure to replenish the ice if it starts to melt below the rim of the glass
Finally, dilute the whisky by adding a splash of water and give it one last quick stir to blend everything together perfectly

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Rim  · 

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FAQ's

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What is the origin of the Mizuwari cocktail?

The Mizuwari cocktail originates from Japan. The term 'Mizuwari' translates to 'mixed with water' in Japanese, and it reflects the tradition of diluting whiskey with water to enhance its flavors, making it a popular way to enjoy whiskey in Japan.

FAQ

How does the water-to-whiskey ratio affect the taste of the Mizuwari?

The water-to-whiskey ratio can significantly affect the taste of the Mizuwari. Traditionally, a ratio of 2:1 (water to whiskey) is used, which helps to soften the whiskey's harshness, release its complex flavors, and make it more palatable. Adjusting the ratio according to personal preference can lead to discovering the ideal balance for each individual.

FAQ

Should the water be cold or room temperature for the best Mizuwari?

For the best Mizuwari, it's recommended to use cold water, as this helps to maintain a crisp taste and provides a refreshing contrast to the warmth of the whiskey. Using chilled water also ensures that the drink remains cold longer without the need for too much ice, which can overly dilute the whiskey.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of whiskey recommended for making a Mizuwari?

While you can use different types of whiskey to make a Mizuwari, Japanese whiskies are traditionally preferred due to their smooth and balanced flavor profile, which complements the dilution process. However, experimenting with whiskeys from around the world can lead to unique and enjoyable variations of the cocktail.

FAQ

What is the significance of not shaking or stirring the Mizuwari?

Not shaking or stirring the Mizuwari is significant because it prevents excessive dilution and air incorporation, which could alter the whiskey's flavor and aroma. The whiskey and water are usually gently combined by pouring back and forth between two glasses, a method that ensures a perfect blend while maintaining the integrity of the whiskey's character.

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