Exploring the reason why "Craft Cola" is compatible with alcohol and its charm
Have you ever heard the term "craft cola"? It is a type of carbonated drink that has been attracting attention in recent years. Did you know that craft cola is actually said to go well with alcoholic beverages? This time, we will introduce the reasons and recommended combinations.
What is Craft Coke?
First, let's talk about craft cola. Craft cola refers to cola made with an organic manufacturing method that gives a handmade feel, unlike conventional cola such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. We use honey and maple syrup instead of sugar, and add spices and natural flavors.
Reasons why craft cola goes well with alcohol
Let's take a look at why craft cola goes well with alcohol. First of all, craft cola is less sweet than regular cola and has a rich flavor with natural spices, so it has the effect of enhancing the taste of alcohol. Also, compared to regular cola, which is a non-alcoholic drink, craft cola has a more natural taste and is said to go well with alcohol.
Combination of craft cola and sake
Gin x craft cola
Speaking of cocktails that combine gin and craft cola, craft cola ginger is famous. The refreshing scent of gin and the deep taste of craft cola combine to create a refreshing drink.
Whiskey x craft cola
Cocktails that combine whiskey and craft cola include craft cola highballs. The mellow aroma of whiskey and the caramel flavor of craft cola are a perfect match, allowing you to enjoy a deep taste.
Rum x Craft Cola
Cocktails that combine rum and craft cola include craft cola rum coke. The sweetness of rum and the richness of craft cola combine to create a refreshing and moderately sweet taste.
Tequila x Craft Cola
A cocktail that combines tequila and craft cola is the craft cola margarita. The refreshing scent of tequila and the sweetness of craft cola are a perfect match, and you can enjoy a refreshing taste.
・Beer x craft cola
Cocktails that combine beer and craft cola include the craft cola black velvet. The refreshing taste of beer and the deep taste of craft cola are a perfect match, and you can enjoy a creamy and smooth taste.
Cocktail recipes using craft cola
・Craft cola ginger
First of all, "Craft Cola Ginger" which simply added ginger ale to craft cola. The spiciness of ginger and the sweetness of cola are a perfect match, and you can enjoy the spicy flavor. Ginger ale is recommended for dry ones with ginger.
・Craft cola highball
In Japan, highballs usually refer to cocktails made with whiskey and carbonated water, but highballs made with craft cola are also popular. Just add craft cola to whiskey and you can easily make it. The sweetness of craft cola softens the spiciness of whiskey and makes it easy to drink.
・Craft Coke Rum Coke
The combination of rum and cola is famous, but you can enjoy a more luxurious taste by using craft cola. Add craft cola to rum and drink it with lemon or lime for a refreshing taste.
・Craft Cola Margarita
Margarita is a cocktail that uses tequila and lime juice, but adding craft cola makes it even more flavorful. The sweetness of craft cola softens the spiciness of tequila, making it easier to drink.
・Craft Cola Black Velvet
The last one to introduce is "Craft Cola Black Velvet". It is a cocktail that pours Guinness beer into craft cola and garnishes it with lemon. The sweetness of the cola and the bitterness of the Guinness beer are a perfect match, making for a satisfying drink.
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This time, we introduced the reasons for the compatibility of craft cola and alcohol, their combinations, and cocktail recipes.
Craft cola is less sweet than regular cola and has a unique flavor, so it is said to go well with alcoholic beverages. In addition, since it uses natural materials, it is also attractive that it is gentle on the body.
We introduced the combination with various alcohol such as gin, whiskey, rum, tequila, and beer, but the charm of combining with craft cola is that you can enjoy the characteristic flavor of each alcohol.
We also introduced cocktail recipes using craft cola. Ginger, highball, rum coke, margarita, and black velvet are all easy to make, so please try them.