May 13th Is World Cocktail Day! Celebrate With Japanese Yuzu Liqueur!

Origin of the World Cocktail Day


World Cocktail Day is a global celebration of cocktails; it marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. The New York tabloid The Balance and Columbian Repository defined a cocktail as "a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters", however, this definition evolved throughout the 1800s, to include the addition of a liqueur.

世界鸡尾酒日是一个全球性的鸡尾酒庆祝日,第一个庆祝日为1806年5月13日。纽约小报The Balance and columbia Repository将鸡尾酒定义为“一种刺激性的酒,由任何种类的烈酒、糖、水和苦味酒组成”。然而,这个定义在整个19世纪不断演变,包括添加利口酒。

Today, there is an abundance of cocktails to choose from, from classics such as the Mojito, Manhattan, and Martini that have become both staples in most restaurants, to mixology masterpieces that contain an extensive list of novel ingredients.


As for Japan, it is home to an exceptionally diverse pantheon of citrus fruits, which produce great tasting and aromatic liqueurs. One of them is yuzu, the magic citrus freshening up many Japanese dishes. Yuzu is lemony but more delicate and mild, and even the peel can be eaten. Cocktail made with Yuzu liqueur would be a great way to celebrate World Cocktail Day!


CHOYA Yuzu Is Excellent for Making Cocktails!


CHOYA Yuzu is a sweet tasting liqueur made with the filtered pulp of the yuzu fruit. Always committed to the pursuit of high quality and authenticity using only natural ingredients in all CHOYA products, CHOYA Yuzu is made with only top-quality Japanese yuzu citrus freshly picked in Shikoku Island (the major region for cultivating yuzu in Japan).


CHOYA Yuzu uses whole fruit yuzu juice at 16% concentration. Yuzu carefully cultivated in Shikoku, Japan, is squeezed luxuriously with its peel, and the fresh flavor is instantly locked in. The peel is squeezed gently without squashing it, so that there is almost no bitterness of the peel. As all CHOYA products, it is made without acidity regulators, flavorings, colorings, and artificial sweeteners, so you can enjoy the true flavor of the yuzu.


While CHOYA Yuzu is excellent on its own or with soda, it is especially great with mixers or for making great tasting cocktails. Follow the recipe below to make this sophisticated Yuzukaze cocktail! 


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