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Red Shiso Shochu and a Cocktail

If you’ve eaten at a sushi restaurant before, you’ve probably seen shiso. Shiso (also known as perilla), is a member of the mint family with broad jagged edged leaves. The green variety is often used as a garnish, but it also makes for a great herb, with a unique aroma, vaguely reminiscent of mint and
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Fruit
Diet Dairy-Free, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 1 part lime juice
  • 1 part strawberry blueberry syrup (strawberries and blueberries cooked with sugar then strained)
  • 3 part red shiso infused shochu or vodka
  • 2 parts St Germain
  • 2 soda water


  • Fill a shaker with ice and add the lime juice, syrip, St. Germain, and infused vodka. Shake vigorously and empty out into a martini glass. Top with soda water (should be about 2 parts stuff that comes out of the shaker to 1 part soda).