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Become A Sake Connoisseur: KOTSUZAKE 101

Kotsuzake is one of the traditional ways to enjoy hot sake more in the unique method which is infusing the flavor of the toasted or grilled fish/ dried fish/ bones in the hot Sake. Commonly, In Japan, use whole river fish such as iwana mountain trout, ayu sweet fish, but, you can substitute with light-flavored white fish to make Kotsuzake.
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IZAKAYA AT HOME! Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide: UMESUISHO

Umesuisho is one of the luxury delicacies as nibbles for alcohol lovers in Japan. A beautiful reddish pink delicacy, you can make this with unique ingredients-chicken breast bones, pig's ears, or wild ear mushrooms.
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Home Izakaya! How To Make Japanese Style Lemon Sour

Craving for a refreshing lemon cocktail? But, away from the stylish sweet one? Here's the Japanese Izakaya style dry Lemon sour recipe. Fresh lemons infused in Shochu or vodka (need ABV right?) brings a tangy zing to this classic Japanese popular Izakaya drink! Making frozen lemon flesh ice, it'll never be watery. Super-easy to make, better to try this summer! Since it is dry lemon sour, it goes perfectly with Japanese cuisine.
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Home Izakaya: Fresh-Squeezed Grapefruit & Spicy Tomato Jam Sour

Here is the new unique afternoon cocktail recipe from the Izakaya menu in Japan. Fresh-squeezed grapefruits and homemade spicy (jalapeno peppers) tomato jam, are you curious about this mysterious taste? Actually, really refreshing, sweet, but, spicy... easy to make, easy to be addicted to this Japanese sour drink.
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My Home Izakaya; Make IZAKAYA COCKTAILS With Homemade Lemon Syrup

Japanese-style lemon sour is a popular Izakaya cocktail. Some are non-sweet (sometimes it's called Chu-Hi") and others are added lemon (or sugar) syrup. I made homemade lemon syrup (accidentally). It's simple, easy, only 2 ingredients (lemons & sugar), no cooking and no adding water.
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Kinkan 101: What Is kumquats fruit?

A citrus fruit called Kinkan in Japan and Kumquat in English looks like a very small orange. Its scientific name is Citrus japonica. The kumquat is a fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family and is native to China. It was introduced to Japan from China and has been used as a traditional healing practice since ancient times. Kinkan fruits are a very popular citrus fruit in Japan, and when I was a kid, I often secretly ate them in my garden.
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Home Izakaya! How To Choose The Carbonated Water For The Best Whiskey/Shochu Highball

"Highball" in Japan; the popular casual Izakaya drink which is the same as whiskey and soda. As the common recipe, daily casual whiskey, carbonated water, and a lemon wedge. You can use any kind of carbonated water (or natural sparkling water) for making the best Japanese highball? Nope. Today, I am going to tell you how to choose the best-carbonated water for making Japanese highball at home and the health benefits of carbonated water as a bonus.
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HOME IZAKAYA: The Best Japanese Shochu To Make Lemon Sour (Lemon Chu-Hi) AT HOME

Japanese cocktail, Izakaya cocktail at home. Japanese lemon sour also called Lemon Chu-Hi is simply made of distilled spirits such as Shochu/ vodka. For the authentic and lowe alcohol content sour/Chu-Hi, let's use Japanese Shochu. Shochu offers several flavors, and choose mugi/rice or Kosui Shochu to make a Japanese sour cocktail.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide

Everyone prefers to learn about “the popular appetizers” that the Japanese often order at Izakaya restaurants in Japan. Yet, it’s just a prologue to becoming a Sake connoisseur at home. There are thousands of unique food all over the world, often, they sound really weird and “no thank you” to us who come from different cultures. Needless to say, my country, Japan can be found as one of the top countries that have unique food. These quirky Japanese delicacies that I introduce today may sound disgusting to you, but, hope you’ll read this post with respect. LOL.
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Become A Sake Connoisseur: HIREZAKE 101

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Become A Sake Connoisseur: How To Make Kanzake (Hot Sake) At Home

Do you know how to heat up Japanese sake at home? Are you just microwave it in a mug? Read these tips to heat up sake without losing the taste and aroma. This is the ultimate guide of 4 ways to heat up sake and proper decanters to use for Kanzake (hot sake).
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Quick & Easy, Only 13 Minutes You Need; How To Use TWINBIRD Sake Warmer Set

Best selling electric sake warmer set, TWINBIRD Portable Atsukan Machine is a cool item for those who need the easiest way to make delicious hot sake at home. You just need an outlet and 13 minutes. You can choose 4 levels of temperature, piping hot/hot/warm/lukewarm. The only negative point of this product is no English translation! (oh my.) So, I am here to help you with the perfect instruction free.
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The Masu Sake Cup; The Unique Japanese Sake Serving Style, How To Enjoy It?

The masu sake cup is a square (made of wood or plastics) box used as a sake drinking culture. Even it is already unique to drink Japanese sake out of it, but also there are unique serving ways and drinking rituals. Yes, sounds like the Japanese, right? This guide tells you what's exactly the masu cup and how to drink Sake from it.
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How To Clean Japanese Wooden Sake Ware

When picking up the traditional cool wooden sake set such as the Masu cup, a carafe, and cute little "Ochoko" cups, that you bought, you may get a little worried about how to use & clean them. This post tells you the important steps for using, cleaning, and storing.
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How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

The Japanese Highball is a little far away from the classic highball cocktail at a stylish bar. "Highball" in Japan mainly often refers to "whiskey and soda" or sometimes "Shochu and soda". Highball is really popular Izakaya drink as well as ice-cold draft beer, Chu-Hi, and lemon sour! RELAX, I want to introduce a "Japanese-style" whiskey highball but that doesn't mean it is made of JAPANESE WHISKEY. So refreshing, dry, simple, fizzy, and fresh lemon, that's all need!
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Nikiri: How To Burn Off Alcohol In Japanese Cooking?

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Sneaky! Both Refreshing AND Bitter Infused Vodka Lemon Sour

The supreme lemon sour is ridiculously refreshing and delicious AND bitter. This Japanese lemon sour made with the whole lemon is perfect for the coming hot season! It’s an easier version of the recipe of my infused vodka that will surely make your home time fun. Just cut whole lemons and throw in your choice of distilled liquor. It's both refreshing and bitter, add also my homemade lemon syrup.
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Shio Lemon Sour: Lemon Sour Recipe With Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Looking for a new lemon sour? Citrusy Salty Bitter Preserved (Pickled) Lemon. Traditional Morrocan lemon and Traditional Japanese lemon sour meet together. When lemons are ripe and ready for making a preserved lemon, it’s the time! Easy to make preserved lemon-only two ingredients, lemons and salt.
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5 Things You Want To Know About Japanese Sour Cocktail

Japanese "Sour" cocktail is not a classy stylish cocktail that you order at a fancy bar, wearing a cocktail dress. Japanese sour drink is absolutely casual Izakaya drink made of (reasonable) distilled spirits and fizzy water with flavors, sometimes fresh-squeezed fruit juice, tea, and artificial syrup. Basically, it is a reasonable drink at Izakayas chains or Karaoke rooms. The sour drink is often called Chu-hi, so what's the difference between Sour and Chu-Hi? If you dive into the Japanese sour drink definition deeper, it's so chaotic.
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The Japanese Shochu Guide; How To Enjoy Shochu Like The Japanese

Shochu-the Japanese favorite distilled liquor has been behind Sake, but Shochu is also has been rooted deeply in Japanese drink culture. Not like a Sake, Shochu can be enjoyed with straight, on the rock, with hot/ice water, and more unique ways. The famous "Chu-Hi" is one of them. Today, I am going to introduce you to the classic cocktails for your Sohchu 'cheers.'
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Japanese Shochu 101; How To Drink Mizuwari Shochu

I can solve your worries about how to drink Japanese Shochu at home. One of the popular ways to enjoy Shochu is Mizuwari, mixing the shochu with pure water. Yeah, there are some principles to make the best Mizuwari shochu since it is so simple cocktail. the golden ratio, the best water&ice, and the best glass, all about making the best Mizuwari shochu in this post. If you are looking for a Japanese gift, you should also check out this post.
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Japanese Shochu 101: You Can Be Kagoshiman (Locals) When You Become A Oyuwari Master

How to drink Japanese Shochu? How to enjoy Japanese Shochu like you're a local in Kagoshima, Japan? Oyuwari is the simple but supreme way to enjoy the authentic aroma & flavor, especially for Imo, Mugi, Kome Shochu. Simply, mixing the shochu with boiled water? Non, non. As well as Mizuwari shochu, there are specific rules to know!
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Best Low-Carb Beers You Can Drink On The Keto Diet During Traveling In Japan

There are many theories about low-carb, sugar-free products, but you want to care about calories especially booze. In Japan, you don't have to worry about calculating calories, sugar contains, carbs, you will be impressed by how many beer-taste beverages with low-carb, low-sugar, non-alcohol in the row.
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The Japanese Alcohol; 5 Basics Divas Want to Know About Shochu

The ultimate native guide to Japanese Shochu. It one of Japan's deep worlds worth exploring. First, Shochu is a Japanese distilled liquor that ABV is between about 25% to 40%, and it is totally different from Sake. On this site, you can know about what's shochu exactly, what made from, and the types of Shochu.
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The Simple But New Taste “Ocha Wari”: Discover Japanese Green Tea Cocktails

Here are great cocktail recipes you should add to your home bar. Get inspiration for new favorites. Make your own classic but mysterious green tea cocktail recipes. Bottoms up!
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Infuse Spirits At Home With Japanese Green Tea

If you like infusing cheap booze for making flavored spirits and you drink hard alcohol Fun! Infused booze at home requires minimal simple tools and tea bags. Your green tea-infused spirits can be used in classic drink recipes. Do you want to check out the mysterious collaboration with Japanese green tea and spirits?
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“Kanpai!” Toast with Matcha Green Beer On March 17th!

My favorite "Green Beer" on March 17th is not only a glass of Guinness but also "Green beer"! No food coloring is required, safe, healthy, and tasty! It's a very simple, easy recipe. In my post, I will also tell you how to dissolve Matcha powder easily without a special whisk 'Chasen'.
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What Your Japan Trip Would Be Like When You Use My Experience Of The Local Yakitori Izakaya In Nagoya

Do you want to use my experience of Japanese local small Yakitori Izakaya for your future travel to Japan? The nicest thing to go to the local small Izakaya is "social distance" is very close. It is really fun to make friends with great food and drinks. I like local small izakayas and today want to share my experience at the local yakitori izakaya in Nagoya, 2020. Read this and get some hints about Japanese Izakaya.
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All about “Izakaya” in Japan [Vol.1]; The Basic Type Of Izakayas And Little Trivia

Going to Japan? love drinking? Izakayas are one of the unordinary experiences during your Japan trip. There are many types and concepts of Izakayas, you must know them to get more of your self-attention for the unique experience. Read this and get information for Kanpai beer in Japan!
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The Japanese Canned Chu-Hi Guide; Chu-Hi Kudasai!

Simply, the Japanese canned Chu-Hi guide. Three major brands from Takara, Kirin, and Suntory. Canned Chu-Hi is almost more common daily drinks rather than canned beers in Japan! The flavors are countless, easy--drink, must-try alcoholic drinks when you visit Japan.
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The Ultimate Guide Of Japanese Canned Beers; What You Need To Know About Types and Brands Of Canned Beer

Japan is the hidden beer consume country, there are many kinds of canned beer products. Top 4 brands are Asahi, Kirin, Suntory, and Sapporo. These companies sell not only full-fledged beers but also Happousyu (law-malt beer) and the third beer (beer-taste beverages) and non-alcoholic beer-taste beverages. Today, I am going to introduce 19! Nineteen brands of canned beer include happoushu, the third beers, and non-alcoholic beers.
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Ultimate Guide; All about “Izakaya” in Japan. Vol.2 (Edited 2020)

Want to experience Japanese drinking culture? Go to "Izakayas" during traveling in Japan. You can enjoy a variety of Japanese foods, drinks, and meet local happy campers! Izakayas in Japan is different from one in tourist cities in other countries, you may need tips on how to choose the right one to enjoy. In this article, I am going to tell you how to find Izakaya and also how to order foods and drinks.