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5 from 11 votes

Thai Kokuto Gimlet

The Thai Kokuto Gimlet is a Japanese-Thai spin on the classic cocktail, using Nankai Shochu and makrut lime-infused kokuto syrup. Sweet, sour, and a hint of spice.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time4 hrs 3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: amami kokuto spirits, black sugar, cocktail recipe, gimlet, kaffir lime, kokuto, kokuto syrup, lime juice, makrut lime, nankai shochu, Shochu cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 197kcal
Cost: 5


Thai-Kokuto Syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup Raw Sugar
  • ½ cup Kokuto Black Sugar Replace with raw sugar if no kokuto available.
  • 4-6 Makrut Lime Leaves


  • 3 oz Nankai Shochu
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Thai-Kokuto Syrup
  • 3-6 drops Olive Oil (Optional)


Thai-Kokuto Syrup

  • Combine water, sugar, and kokuto sugar in saucepan.
  • Bring to boil and turn off heat.
  • Add makrut lime leaves and infuse for 4 hours.
  • Refrigerate and syrup will be usable for 10 days.


  • Combine Nankai, syrup, and lime juice in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into coupe glass.
  • Add drops of olive oil (optional) and serve.


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 9.2mg