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Toki Time: Unveiling the Refreshing Toki Americano

Toki Time: Unveiling the Refreshing Toki Americano
  March 27, 2024

Toki Time: Unveiling the Refreshing Toki Americano

The Toki Americano is a captivating cocktail that merges Japanese whiskey with the essence of the classic Italian aperitivo, the Americano.  This balanced and sophisticated drink showcases the unique characteristics of Suntory Toki whisky, resulting in a light, refreshing, and flavorful experience.

Ingredients:

1 ½ ounces Suntory Toki Whiskey

¾ ounce Cocchi Americano

¾ ounce Amaro Nonino (or other herbal Amaro)

Dash of Grapefruit Bitters (optional)

Lemon Wheel (for garnish)

Hibiki Suntory Whisky 21 Years Old 750ML

Instructions:

Chill your glass: For the best experience, pre-chill a rocks glass by filling it with ice and water for a few minutes. Discard the ice and water before building your drink.

Combine the ingredients: In the chilled rocks glass, add the Suntory Toki whisky, Cocchi Americano, Amaro Nonino, and grapefruit bitters (if using).

Stir gently: Use a bar spoon to gently stir the ingredients for about 10 seconds. This allows the flavors to meld without over-diluting the drink.

Add fresh ice: Fill the glass with fresh ice cubes.

Garnish: Express the oils from a lemon wheel twist over the drink and then add it to the glass for garnish.

Tips:

Quality Counts: Use high-quality ingredients, especially the whisky. Suntory Toki is a popular choice for its smooth and approachable flavor profile.

Amaro Options: Amaro Nonino is a delightful herbal liqueur, but you can substitute another type of Amaro depending on your preference. Look for Amari with citrusy or bitter notes to complement the Toki whisky and Cocchi Americano.

Grapefruit Bitters (optional): A dash of grapefruit bitters adds a subtle citrusy and aromatic layer to the drink. If you don't have grapefruit bitters, you can substitute orange bitters.

Sweetness Adjustment: Cocchi Americano offers a touch of sweetness, but you can adjust the amount based on your preference.

The Toki Americano beautifully bridges the gap between Japanese and Italian cocktail cultures. The smooth whisky mingles with the bittersweet notes of the Americano, creating a truly unique and delightful drinking experience.

So, gather your ingredients, chill your glass, and raise a toast to the Toki Americano – a refreshing journey for your taste buds!