by | Mar 16, 2020 | Mixology, whiskey

How do you make whisky ?

It is interesting to note that if the spirit “whisky” is complex, this is in total contradiction with the number of starting ingredients : 3 !

Irish Coffee

A must-have cocktail that never goes out of date! Synonymous with comfort in cold weather, Irish Coffee is best enjoyed during the long winter evenings propped up in the back of a soft armchair in the back room of a pub with vintage decor!

Ice Ball

Ice ball is not just an ice cube! Contrary to what you might think, whisky and ice do not necessarily go well together. At the risk of attracting the wrath of purists, ice can exalt certain aromas of whisky.


Brewing, if you ask the question: what is whisky? The answer is simple: it’s the distillation of a beer! Simple question, simple answer but by the way, how do you make a beer?


Mizuwari is a mixture of whiskey, its double volume of water and ice (s). The name of this cocktail speaks volumes about its “genre” since it literally means “mixed with water”.

Mixology, what is it?

During your evenings or even during your wanderings in trendy districts where trendy bars and clubs display the word “Mixology”.


We are here in the first step of whisky making (see our article on this subject). Malting is the extraction of starch from cereals. We talk about barley because it is the ingredient of Single Malt but it is quite possible to malt wheat, rye or buckwheat. 4 steps for...

Alcoholic fermentation

Alcoholic fermentation is relatively simple: it is the sugar that is in the brew, which will be transformed into alcohol.

Gin and Tonic : history and recipe

Today there are a large number of relatively simple Gin Tonic derivatives and mixologists like that !

Gin Basil Smash

Gin Basil Smash is for lovers of gin and… basil. This very fashionable cocktail was created in 2008 by Jörg Meyer at the Lions Bar in Hamburg.

If you wanted to cause a heart attack in a Scottish or an Irishman, the Mizuwari is exactly the cocktail that you have to serv them! if so much water (I mean water!), double the volume of whiskey, added to whiskey is sacrilege for some, it is a real institution for others and especially in Japan.

The originality of this cocktail is not so much in the ingredients as in the way of preparing it. Indeed Mizuwari is a mixture of whiskey, its double volume of water and ice (s). The name of this cocktail speaks volumes about its “genre” since it literally means “mixed with water”.


4 cl of whisky

8 cl of mineral water

Ice (preferably sculpted)


1 tumbler type serving glass

1 spoon of bartender-maid


Refresh the glass with ice cubes which you will then throw

Cut the ice cube (s) into a rounded shape, removing the corners

Pour the whiskey

Add the ice cube (s)

Add the mineral water very slowly

Stir just as gently!


Even if the Mizuwari scares away experts and purists, it is a cocktail that has the virtue of initiating people who would like to discover the world of whiskey but who are not used to strong alcoholic drinks. It is also a cocktail which, by definition, can be drunk during warm weather. Japanese gourmet restaurants can serve Mizuwari to accompany dishes.


The twice up: 1 dose of whiskey for only 1 dose of mineral water. This cocktail is very similar to Mizuwari but intended for those who would like a little more taste.
Highball: we are going to replace still mineral water with carbonated water. The bubbles bring of course “peps” and can magnify the aromas of whisky!

Good tasting !

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by | Mar 16, 2020

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