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Moscow Mule and Gin Tonic with a Japanese twist by Nikka Coffey Gin & Nikka Coffey Vodka

Moscow Mule and Gin Tonic are perfect for spring and summer. Discover Nikka Coffey Gin and Nikka Coffey Vodka to make them at home.

We bring you two cocktails made by Nikka Whisky, thanks to its Nikka Coffey Gin and Nikka Coffey Vodka. These homemade creations from the Japanese house Nikka Whisky are made from corn distillate and malted barley. Both creations are refined and silky, and are the purest of the “Coffey Stills,” the same stills that create Nikka’s exceptional grain whiskies.

These stills were imported in the 1960s from Scotland, and allow the production of both rich and complex distillates, more so than traditional stills. In fact, they offer Nikka gin and vodka unique aromatic profiles and delicate flavors.

For these reasons we bring you the Moscow Mule cocktails, made with Nikka Coffey Vodka and Gin Tonic prepared with Nikka Coffey Gin. Both spirits will be perfect for creating these classic cocktails at home.

Coming soon, Nikka will offer two exclusive chests called Nikka Perfect Cocktail Gin & Tonic and Tokyo Mule. The two Nikka signature cocktails pair both spirits with 100% natural mixers such as Fever-Tree.


Moscow Mule Nikka style : Tokyo Mule

Nikka Coffey Vodka is a refined vodka, and the purest obtained from Coffey Stills stills. This Nikka Whisky vodka captures very well the soft and delicate taste of corn and barley. Each spirit is distilled separately and blended. To perfect the formula, they use minimal filtration with white birch charcoal to ensure precise balance and smooth texture, offering a mild, herbal, fruity, sweet and malty finish.

Here we bring a recipe for Moscow Mule made with this vodka and a Japanese twist.


50 ml of Nikka Coffey Vodka

90 ml of Fever Tree Premium Ginger Beer

15 ml fresh lime juice

A touch of wasabi


Type of glass: copper mule cup

Preparation: mix the lime juice and wasabi in a copper mug. Fill with ice and add Nikka Coffey Vodka. Add Fever-Tree ginger beer. Stir with a bar spoon.


Gin Tonic Nikka style

Nikka Coffey Gin is a corn and barley-based gin, distilled in the iconic Coffey stills. Rich and smooth, it has a refined and silky texture, very lively and smooth in the mouth. In its tasting we notice the Japanese botanical herbs that are perfectly allied to the characteristic style of corn and malted barley distillates.

Besides having the characteristic juniper berries of a gin, it is surprisingly complex, resting on refreshing notes of Japanese citrus such as yuzu, kabosu and amanatsu, the delicate and fruity notes of apples and a nice spicy touch thanks to the sansho pepper.

To prepare this Gin Tonic with Nikka Coffey Gin you will need:


45 ml of Nikka Coffey Gin

100 ml of Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water

Green lemon peel


Preparation: fill the glass with ice. Add the Nikka Coffey Gin. Add Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water and stir gently with a bar spoon. Garnish with a lime peel.


About Nikka Whisky

Nikka Whisky was born in 1894 from a family of sake brewers, Masataka Taketsuru is considered one of the fathers of Japanese whisky. After training as a chemist, he was hired by the Settsu Shuzo company, which sent him to Scotland in 1918 for his apprenticeship. He became passionate about whisky and devoted his life to it.

In 1934, Taketsuru built Yoichi, his first distillery on the island of Hokkaido. Thanks to its success, he built a second distillery in 1969, near Sendai: Miyagikyo. With single malts created at both distilleries, the Nikka Whisky group offers a complete range of Japanese whiskies and spirits.


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