Shochu Cocktail Recipe: Hana Hana Highball
A simple but delicious way to enjoy Nankai Shochu. Just add soda water and lemon.

Shochu Cocktail Recipe: Hana Hana Highball

Before we get into our Hana Hana Highball recipe, let's first talk about what highballs are and why they're so popular. Highballs are originally a whisky cocktail that began in…

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What is Vacuum-Distillation?

Compared to other distilled spirits and other premium shochus, some of Nankai Shochu’s distinguishing characteristics are its delicately fragrant aroma and clean, fruity profile. While this is attributed to its…

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The Difference between Shochu and Sake
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The Difference between Shochu and Sake

When someone hears that shochu is a “japanese distilled spirit,” the first thing they usually ask is, “So, what’s the difference between shochu and sake?” It’s an understandable question since…

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Shochu and Soju

Is Shochu and Soju the same? On the heels of our last post, “What is Shochu?”, it is important to address the question, “Is shochu and soju the same?”  Soju…

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What is Shochu?

What is Shochu exactly? Shochu (pronounced “show-chew”) is a Japanese distilled spirit with alcohol by volume of no more than 45% and made from a variety of ingredients, but commonly rice,…

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