Shochu Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Jalapeño Daiquiri

Strawberry Jalapeno Shochu Cocktail
Strawberry Jalapeno Shochu Cocktail
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Love & War (Strawberry Jalapeño Daiquiri)

A perfect Valentine's cocktail featuring Nankai Shochu, strawberries, jalapeños, lemon, and syrup. A little sweet with a little pain.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: cocktail recipe, Daiquiri, jalapeno, lemon, nankai gold, nankai shochu, shochu, Shochu cocktail, simple syrup, Strawberry, valentine
Servings: 1
Calories: 167kcal


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 3 oz Nankai Shochu
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 Strawberries
  • 3 slices Jalapeño


  • Muddle strawberries and jalapeño slices in shaker.
  • Add Nankai Shochu, lemon, syrup, and ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Double strain into a coupe glass.


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sugar: 11.2g | Vitamin C: 39mg

We came up with this strawberry and jalapeño daiquiri cocktail based on a drink we had a few years back at a speakeasy in Culver City called the Blind Barber. The combination of sweet and spicy, subtle and perfectly balanced, became a quick obsession.

For Valentine’s Day 2021, we came up with this daiquiri riff called “Love & War,” using freshly muddled strawberries and jalapeños. We used Nankai Shochu as our base, which makes this a clean, crisp cocktail. You could also substitute with our barrel-aged Nankai Gold for a boozier and more decadent version. Next, we added simple syrup to lessen the peppery bite of the jalapeños. Them we went with lemon juice, which technically makes this more of a sour than a daiquiri.

The resulting strawberry and jalapeño daiquiri cocktail is superb and utterly addicting. During strawberry season, which typically runs April through June in California, we can’t recommend our Love & War cocktail enough. It’s excellent to enjoy with food or as a drink to carry you through spring and summer.

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For more cocktail recipes like this one, visit our Cocktails page.

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