As the weather gets warmer parts of the world our craving-level for a liquid refreshment goes up. In order to fill this gap, we have reached out for an easy long-drink recipe which would stimulate your Endorphins.
- Lemon sour Chuhai / A Mild Japanese Margarita-like drink -
Duration: 5 mins | Difficulty: very simple
What is Shōchū (焼酎)?
Shōchū is a very common Japanese distilled beverage of less than 45% alcohol. It is typically distilled from rice (kome), barley (mugi), sweet potatoes (satsuma-imo), buckwheat (soba), or brown sugar (kokutō) which gives it its "nutty" or "earthy" flavour. Its taste is usually not as fruity as of the Japanese Sake and depends strongly on the nature of the starch used in the distilling process. Although it is not easy to find outside of Japan, Shōchū could be found in cities where there is an active Japanese population and culture. The interest in Shōchū has begun showing up in North America, especially in international cities such as L.A, San Francisco and New York, where one can find dedicated Shōchū bars.
44 ml Frozen Shōchū
1 Squeezed lemon juice
(alternatives: grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, orange or lime)
Prepare the glass by dipping the rim in water and then in salt.
Add the Shōchū and lemon into a mixing glass with ice and stir well.
Garnish with lemon zest.
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We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!