You might think fine whisky is best left to the Scottish and the Irish, but the Japanese have a pretty impressive tradition, too. Nikka is one of the country's most highly-regarded distillers, and as well tasting amazing neat, the stuff makes great cocktails. We could have given you the recipe for the incredibly cool-sounding Mizuwari, but that's actually just Nikka's Taketsuru blend topped up with water. See below for two slightly more ambitious tipples.
Make the perfect Nikka manhattan
You might think fine whisky is best left to the Scottish and the Irish, but the Japanese have a pretty impressive tradition, too. Enjoy it with this recipe
Preparation time 5 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
- 60ml of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
- 15ml of dry Vermouth
- 15ml of sweet Vermouth
- 2 dashes of bitters
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled glass. Express a lemon or orange zest and garnish with a single cocktail cherry.