Chuhai Cocktail - Japanese Sweet and Sour Shochu Cocktail

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Recipe by Rinshinomori

Shochu (Japanese spelling), Awamori (Okinawan) or Soju (Korean spelling) is distilled alcoholic beverage very popular in Japan, Okinawa, and Korea. It is not sake (rice wine) and recommend sake, vodka or whiskey _not be_ used because shochu tastes totally different from those. In Japan Chu Hai can be purchased in cans and though not very good, they are hugely popular there among younger generation. Most younger people in Japan prefer wine or chuhai and not sake. This one is very basic Chu Hai.

Top Review by The Jazz Master

club soda doesn't fizz that well, better to get the shochu itself and not a derivative like vodka.The shochu itself, though, should be fizzy, like grey gooze. That is the only other alcohol that comes to mind that would keep the fizz.Without the fizz, this is only a screwdriver.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup shochu
  • 2 12-3 tablespoons prepared sweet-and-sour mix
  • 12 cup club soda
  • 12-1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 small lime wedge


  1. Fill a large glass 1/3 to 1/2 with ice and pour in shochu, sweet and sour mix, sugar and top off with club soda. Place a lime wedge on the rim.

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