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Chuhai Watch: Pear, sumomo, kiwi, acerola, and melon soda

Chuhai Watch: Pear, sumomo, kiwi, acerola, and melon soda

I think Japan skipped spring this year. In this edition of Chuhai Watch we’ve got lots of new fruity chuhais coming soon to push you right into early summer! Suntory Kokushibori Pear is 15% real pair juice. Not a very common flavor for cocktails! It’s […]

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Plum, Yamazaki Umeshu Soda, Mogitate Apple

Chuhai Watch: Strong Zero Plum, Yamazaki Umeshu Soda, Mogitate Apple

Suntory estimates the RTD category will grow by another 10% this year! By far the fastest growing genre here in Japan. Of course there are plenty more releases on the horizon to help hit those numbers. Asahi brings along Mogitate Green Apple, slated for an […]

Chuhai Watch: Honeydew Hyoketsu, Pineapple Kokushibori, and more!

Chuhai Watch: Honeydew Hyoketsu, Pineapple Kokushibori, and more!

More fruity flavors coming around when spring gets kicked off here in Japan! Kirin is bringing a Hokkaido-only flavor of Hyoketsu out: Hyoketsu Hokkaido Honeydew. As far as I can tell it’s the first time they’re doing this flavor! It’s coming out on March 27 […]

Chuhai Watch: Spring Feeling

Chuhai Watch: Spring Feeling

Although we’re still deep in winter, our friends in the alcohol industry are already thinking about how to make our Hanami season more tasty and wet. Usually that involves pink, peach, cherry, and strawberry flavors, plus a heavy pour of booze. Here’s a round-up of […]

Chuhai Watch: strawberries, peaches, and lemons

Chuhai Watch: strawberries, peaches, and lemons

The winter chuhai onslaught continues, with 4 more chuhais coming soon to a Japan near you! Kirin is up first with Hyoketsu Beni Hoppe, using a particular brand of strawberry from Shizuoka prefecture known for being red and juicy. Beni Hoppe roughly translates as “red […]

Chuhai Watch: Mogitate Sixer, Hyoketsu Apple, Horoyoi Mikan

Chuhai Watch: Mogitate Sixer, Hyoketsu Apple, Horoyoi Mikan

Summer is over, and autumn is kicking off, so let’s crack open some new chuhai flavors to celebrate. Three new ones announced over the past week: Asahi is releasing Mogitate Apple again this year, as a limited edition flavor, from October 11 until the end […]