Japanese apricots, like other varities found in Europe originated from China. It was planted very quickly in Japan and has been cultivated since centuries as an ornement but also to be eaten. Apricots in Japan are enjoyed fresh, dried, cooked, candied and liqueur is a standard product. Like other liqueurs from Asahara Shuzo, it is very pleasant as aperitif or light digestive, served fresh. It is also a remarkable cocktail base.