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A delicious take on on the classic mojito cocktail using Japanese brown sugar shochu instead of rum.

Shochu Mojito

Mojitos are a refreshing Cuban cocktail made with mint, sugar, lime juice, and rum. In this version, I've replaced the rum with brown sugar shochu, which has a sweet, earthy flavor that makes it a delicious substitute for the rum.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Latin American
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Alcohol
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 197 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 sprigs mint leaves only
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 lime 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar shochu
  • ice
  • club soda

Instructions

  1. Put the mint, sugar and lime juice into a 14-16 ounce highball glass.
  2. Use a muddler to bruise the mint, but do not pulverize it.
  3. Add the shochu and stir it.
  4. Fill the glass with large ice cubes and then top it off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Shochu Mojito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.