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Josh, a mixologist and beverage expert unmasks the magic of Awamori, a local distilled spirit proprietary to Okinawa. Watch him teach a group the perfect Awamori cocktail recipe!
Awamori is an earthly-flavored alcoholic beverage indigenous to and unique to Okinawa, Japan. It is made from long grain indica rice, and is not a direct product of brewing but of distillation). All Awamori made today is from indica rice imported from Thailand, the local production not being sufficient to meet domestic demand.
Awamori is typically 60–86 proof (30–43% alcohol), although "export" brands (including brands shipped to mainland Japan) are increasingly 50 proof (25% alcohol). Some brands are 120 proof (60%) and are flammable. Awamori is aged in traditional clay pots to improve its flavor and mellowness.
The most popular way to drink Awamori is with water and ice.When served in a restaurant in Okinawa, it will nearly always be accompanied by a container of ice and carafe of water. Awamori can also be drunk straight, on the rocks, and in cocktails. Traditionally, awamori was served in a kara-kara, a small earthen vessel with a small clay marble inside.
Another name for Awamori used in Okinawa is "island sake." In general the price of Awamori increases with the beverage's age. Some interesting recipes are mantra, Karma, and Awamori Black Vinegar. Mantra is made up of 2 oz. awamori, splash of water and sqeeze of fresh lime. Enticing, right?