- 1.5 oz Nankai Shochu
- 3 oz Club Soda
- 5 Shiso Leaves
- ¼ oz Simple Syrup
- Add shiso and simple syrup to the botton of a highball glass.
- Press gently with a muddler.
- Add ice, Nankai, and club soda.
- Stir briefly, and garnisg with a short shiso sprig and straw.
Shiso Highball, a simple twist on a Japanese classic cocktail
Highballs are the quintessential way to enjoy Japanese shochu. In fact, it’s so popular that there’s a slang term for it: Chu-Hi, or shoCHU HIghball. Carey Jones and John McCarthy of BeYourOwnBartender featured the Nankai shiso highball version in Food and Wine Magazine.