This cocktail was created as a tribute to Japanese minimalism. Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky is a single-grain, Japanese corn whiskey that is produced using a continuous Coffey still, which is a specific distilling technique. Somewhat reminiscent of a fine bourbon, this whiskey has rich toffee and vanilla flavors with sweet, fruity notes throughout.
This buttery smooth, simple spirit is easy to sip on its own — and the addition of the espresso shot helps to further elevate the impressive flavor profile.
2 oz. Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
Freshly brewed espresso shot (served in a dropper)
Dried black fig slice for garnish
Pour whisky over a 2”x2” ice block in an Old Fashioned glass. Serve with espresso shot in a dropper and garnish with a dried black fig slice. Drop three drops of espresso over the spirit before drinking.
Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.