Show me cocktails that use Japanese whisky.

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I have found a few cocktails that use Japanese whisky as an ingredient. The top options are a Japanese Slipper, a Whisky Sour, and a Japanese cocktail. Each of these cocktails incorporates Japanese whisky in different and interesting ways.
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Japanese whisky

You asked: Top cocktails with Japanese whisky. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Japanese Slipper

A subtle blend of Midori melon liqueur with Cointreau and lemon juice, the Japanese Slipper mixes sweet and tart flavours...

Triple Sec (30ml), Melon liqueur (30ml), Lemon Juice (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.56 / 5

Whisky Sour

The Whisky Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century, with a history that dates...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Sugar Syrup (20ml), Bourbon (45ml), Egg (1 egg white)

4 ingredients
4.51 / 5


A great cocktail recipe from the 1860s, this was originally served in a rocks glass with ice, but somewhere along...

Cognac (60ml), Orgeat Syrup (15ml)

2 ingredients
4.41 / 5

Whisky Smash

Essentially a mix between a Mint Julep and a Whisky Sour, this drink appeared in Jerry Thomas' bartending book in...

Mint Leaves (10), Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Bourbon (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.22 / 5

Bourbon Highball

The Bourbon Highball is a classic cocktail that packs a punch with its simple yet refreshing combination of whiskey and...

Whiskey (30ml), Ginger Ale (Top up)

2 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Whisky Punch

The Whisky Punch is a classic cocktail that combines the boldness of whiskey with the sweetness and tang of lemonade,...

Lemonade (1000ml), Whiskey (750ml), Honey syrup (60ml), Soda water (1000ml)

4 ingredients
3.96 / 5


The Japonaise is a unique cocktail that embodies a fusion of flavors, served in a highball glass. It features a...

Soda water (Top up), Grenadine (10ml), Advocaat (30ml), Cherry liqueur (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Whisky lemonade

The Whisky Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that blends the warmth of whisky with the bright acidity of lemon juice,...

Lemon Juice (45ml), Whiskey (30ml), Honey liqueur (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Whisky Orange

Whisky Orange is a delicious and versatile cocktail that combines the bold and smooth flavor of whiskey with the sweetness...

Sambuca (7.5ml), Orange juice (15ml), Whiskey (45ml), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Whisky Milk Punch

The Whisky Milk Punch is a creamy and smooth cocktail with a rich history that dates back to colonial America,...

Milk (240ml), Nutmeg (Pinch), Whiskey (90ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.54 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes Japanese whisky unique?

Japanese whisky is known for its delicate and complex flavors, often influenced by the Japanese climate and meticulous production methods. It’s usually more subtle compared to other whiskies.

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Is Japanese whisky good for cocktails?

Yes, Japanese whisky is excellent for cocktails due to its balanced and nuanced flavors. It pairs well with a variety of ingredients, making it versatile for mixology.

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How should Japanese whisky be stored?

Japanese whisky should be stored in a cool, dark place to maintain its quality. It's also important to keep the bottle upright to prevent the cork from drying out.

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What are some popular Japanese whisky brands?

Popular Japanese whisky brands include Suntory, Nikka, and Hakushu. These brands are renowned for their high-quality and flavorful whiskies.

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Can Japanese whisky be enjoyed neat?

Yes, Japanese whisky can definitely be enjoyed neat. Its smooth and subtle flavors are best appreciated without any mixers, although it also works well in cocktails.

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