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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 197kcal


  • 4 sprigs mint leaves only
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated cane sugar
  • ½ lime 1 tablespoon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar shochu
  • ice
  • club soda


  • Put the mint, sugar and lime juice into a 14-16 ounce highball glass.
  • Use a muddler to bruise the mint, but do not pulverize it.
  • Add the shochu and stir it.
  • Fill the glass with large ice cubes and then top it off with club soda.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg