October 16th Is National Liqueur Day!
National Liqueur Day on October 16th annually celebrates the myriad classes and flavors of liqueur.
The word liqueur comes from the Latin liquifacere, which means “to dissolve”. A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit. Liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers in either water or alcohol and adding sugar or other items. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents. While liqueurs are typically considerably sweet, distillers do not usually age their product long. They do, however, allow a resting period during production, which allows the flavors to marry.
There’s a liqueur for everyone’s palate, from the more common fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors to the exotic licorice and flower liqueurs. This is they day to celebrate and enjoy the many varieties of the sweet alcoholic drink!
Miwaku Fruit Liqueur Series
Miwaku fruit sake series are produced by Aichi based Maruishi Jozo, an award winning brewery with more than 330 years of sake brewing experience. The base is junmai-shu so you can also expect a high-quality taste of sake. Made from carefully selected fruits, mainly from Aichi Prefecture, so that you can fully enjoy the aroma and taste of the fruits as they are. The low alcohol percentage of just 7% is attractive even to those who don’t normally like alcohol and it is perfect for making cocktails!
Miwaku no Momo is a treat for peach lovers! This liqueur is mildly sweet so it goes down very easily. The peach taste gives this sake just the right amount of sweetness. Try it mixed with rum or rose sparkling wine.
Miwaku no Mango is great for those who crave the flavor of tropical fruits. It is made with alphonso mango which is considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor.
Miwaku no Ichigo is made with juicy and sweet strawberries, a flavour which is hard to resist! It has strawberry jam-like texture and fruity flavor. The sweetness of the strawberries is gently enveloped by the sake, and the crushed strawberry seeds are an added attraction!