Shochu Cocktail Recipe: Bloody Mariko

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5 from 9 votes

Bloody Mariko

Bloody Mariko is our version of the classic Bloody Mary, but here we use Nankai Shochu, which pairs amazingly with umami-rich savory drinks. Even better, Nankai Shochu has 30% fewer calories than vodka.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: bloody mary, cocktail, hot sauce, lemon, shochu, tomato juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 104kcal


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 2 oz Nankai Shochu
  • 4 oz Tomato/Clamato Juice
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 dash Hot Sauce
  • 1 dash Soy Sauce
  • 1 pinch Yuzu Pepper


  • Combine lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, soy sauce, and yuzu pepper in shaker.
  • Add ice, Nankai Shochu, and tomato/clamato juice.
  • Shake and strain into highball glass with ice.
  • Garnish with favorite pickles, vegetables, or lime wedge.


Serving: 6.5oz | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 82mg | Sugar: 1.5g

Our Bloody Mariko was one of the first cocktails we figured out when we started developing the Nankai brand back in 2015, way before we even launched. The Bloody Mary is one of co-founder Paul’s favorite drinks and he wanted a Japanese version, specifically one that uses the flavors of Kagoshima. Hence, we use yuzu pepper instead of black pepper and soy sauce as the secret umami weapon.

If you’d like to try Nankai Shochu and this cocktail, check out our Store Locator page for help finding Nankai near you or an online partner that might ship to you.

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