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Calpis Cocktails

Calpis Cocktails

  • serves 1-2
  • 5 minutes

Calpis, or Calpico as it is called outside of Japan, is a non-carbonated soft drink which is made from lactic acid and non-fat dry milk mixed with water. This combination makes a delicious beverage similar in flavour to vanilla yoghurt or Yakult. As well as being delicious in its own right, Calpis also combines well with other drinks, including alcoholic drinks, for truly unique cocktails. Try out some of the easy combinations below!


See the individual cocktails for other required ingredients.

How To Prepare

  1. Calpis Strawberry Smoothie (Serves 2)
    120ml calpis concentrate
    600ml milk
    20 strawberries

    Put all the ingredients together in a blender and mix well before pouring over ice, serve immediately.

  2. Calpis Milkshake (Serves 2)
    180ml calpis concentrate – 180ml
    240ml milk
    250ml vanilla ice cream

    Add all the ingredients together and blend until it becomes smooth. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for extra flavour.

  3. Hot Matcha Calpis Tea (Serves 2)
    100ml calpis concentrate
    10g matcha green tea powder
    400ml milk

    Mix the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove while gently heating it up. Just before it boils, remove it from the heat and serve with a little honey to sweeten it.

  4. Black Sesame Calpis (Serves 2)
    150ml calpis concentrate
    600ml milk
    40g ground black sesame seeds

    Mix together the sesame seeds and milk and then add the Calpis before serving in a tall glass over ice.

  5. ‘White Sensation’ (Serves 1)
    50ml calpis concentrate
    50ml shochu japanese spirit
    carbonated water

    Mix the Calpis and Shochu together and then top up with carbonated soda water and garnish with a small fruit like a cherry.

  6. ‘Snow White’ (Serves 1)
    50ml calpis concentrate
    50ml japanese sake

    Mix the two ingredients with a little crushed ice and serve in a short glass with a slice of lemon of lime.

  7. ‘Misty Rose’ (Serves 1)
    50ml calpis concentrate
    50ml red wine
    150ml water

    Mix the Calpis and water together in a glass with ice and then carefully pour the red wine over the top and serve.

  8. ‘Screwball’ (Serves 1)
    50ml vodka
    50ml calpis concentrate
    150ml orange juice

    In a tall glass, add the vodka and orange juice and then afterwards slowly pour in the Calpis. Serve with a fresh slice of orange.

Tips and Information

- Please note all measures are approximate and may be changed for taste (especially if that involves adding more alcohol).