Mizuwari means "mixed with water" and is a popular way of drinking spirits in Japan. Typically, about two parts of cold water are mixed with one part of the spirit and some ice. The word is pronounced "mi-zu-wa-ri", with "a" pronounced as "ah" and equal emphasis on all the syllables. "Mi-zu-wah-li". The practice comes from Japanese shochu drinking traditions but is also a very popular way of drinking whisky.