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Calpico, the tastiest mixer you’ve never had May 30, 2007

Filed under: cocktails,drink of the week,general,mixology — liquorandlibations @ 1:17 pm

i_calpico.jpgSo the sun is out and you want to try a new refreshing cocktail. If I tell you there’s nothing tastier than a Calpico, a Japanese fermented milk drink, you’ll probably start laughing at me, but the liquor and libations drink of the week is the Calpico Cocktail.

In Japan, Calpico goes by the rather unfortunate name of Calpis, which according to Wikipedia, comes from combining cal from calcium and pis from Sanskrit sarpis (good taste). So what exactly is in Calpico? Mostly water, nonfat dry milk and lactic acid. The drink is non-carbonated and produced by lactic fermentation. It’s probably like nothing you’ve ever tasted before, and mixed with a bit of juice or in a cocktail, it’s a tasty treat. We’d suggest trying out both the water and the soda versions, as they come in small bottles or cans, and add different things to a drink.

For your first foray into Calpico, try the Milky Pink, an adaptation from the cocktail menu at local favourite Guu.

Milky Pink

Ingredients:
2oz vodka
3oz Calpico water (buy the premixed stuff, it already has sugar in it)
3oz pink grapefruit juice

In a Collins glass with ice, mix vodka, Calpico and juice. Stir to combine and garnish with a cocktail umbrella. If you’d like a fizzy drink, substitute Calpico soda for the Calpico water.

Guu has a great selection of Calpico cocktails they mostly call “milky drinks” with Calpico, vodka and fruit juice. We recommend experimenting at home with the spirit and fruit juice of your choice.

Make sure to check out the Calpico site for a number of great cocktail recipes, as well as non-alcoholic drinks and desserts.

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3 Responses to “Calpico, the tastiest mixer you’ve never had”

  1. Amon Says:

    Hey thnx for the recipe and the idea.
    Ive been drinking the normal calpico for couple of years now and I luv it. I tryed out the Calpico Cocktail and it tastes….Amazing especially the Milky Pink one. Ill have to tell my friends about this too. Thank you again.

  2. […] from that principle, Calpis is also paired with vodka in Western countries. Only a few years ago, this drink could only be seen at Nobu, the world’s most recognized […]

  3. Hosea Says:

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    , i hope that i will make my first money online


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