This comforting cocktail is named after the Hinokami Kagura, a breathing style and ceremonial dance that has been passed down through the Kamado family for generations. Creamy sweet RumChata, tart cherry juice, and toasty, cozy spices combine to make this drink as warming as the sun. But just like the vodka that creates the base of this drink, the sun can burn. I can picture Tanjirō making a spiced sweet cream with cherries that he thinks Nezuko would like, only for Zenitsu and Inosuke to show up with a liter of vodka and start free-pouring.
2 parts vodka
2 parts RumChata
1 part tart cherry juice (+ extra for float)
½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg
½ cinnamon stick
10 coriander seeds
Fresh cherries, for garnish
(optional) Honey and black lava salt, for garnish
Tools & Supplies
2 rocks glasses
Cocktail shaker + a second strainer
Mortar and pestle, or something similar
Grind cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and coriander seeds using a mortar and pestle.
if you don’t have one, you can use your cocktail shaker and a muddler, or something similar
Add the spices, vodka, RumChata, and tart cherry juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled.
(optional) Rim two rocks glasses with honey and black lava salt.
Double strain into the glasses. Use a spoon to float a little more tart cherry juice. Add fresh cherries to garnish.