At the recent introduction event for Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky we were shown the versatility of the Hibiki Whisky in a couple of super cocktails.
The Hibiki Harmony Hi-Ball showed the simplicity of Hibiki Whisky and Soda with a twist, a perfectly refreshing after-work cocktail. Warm, tart and tangy.
The star cocktail of the evening was created by mixologist Lauren Mote of Bittered Sling. Served in a clay teapot the warm whisky cocktail, The Shomyo was a revelation. A satisfying, sweet sip on its own the warm nectar-like silkiness also paired nicely with desserts.
Inspired by the study of voices chanting together, using 5 notes per octave; this creates the harmony. Each ingredient represents a different octave in the Yo Scale, to create the Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist Chanting). The award-winning Mote was kind enough to share her recipe.