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Our Favorite Shochu Cocktails

Shochu is a Japanese spirit that can be distilled from a variety of ingredients, including rice, barley, sweet potatoes, sake dregs, buckwheat, and brown sugar. The flavor of this unique spirit depends heavily on the ingredients, making it a versatile alcohol. 

pouring fresh kabosu juice on a glass of shochu cocktail

If you enjoy Shochu or want to try it, I have eight of the best Shochu cocktails you have to try! 

Some of these are a playful twist on a classic cocktail using Shochu, while others are original cocktails crafted to highlight the flavors of this spirit. 

Check out these superb drinks that will make you run out and buy a bottle of Shochu!

Best Shochu Cocktails


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Shochu may not be the most well-known alcohol outside of Japan, but it offers a mighty flavor that works with an array of ingredients. The impactful flavor can elevate citrus ingredients and deliver a distinct flavor that excites your tastebuds and showcases the delicious alcohol. 

If you love Shochu, try out these recipes and leave us a comment telling us your favorite Shochu cocktail!


pouring fresh kabosu juice on a glass of shochu cocktail

8 Shochu Cocktails: Perfect Way to Enjoy Your Favorite Spirits

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Instructions

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  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
  3. Prep a summer cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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