Chuhai

Chuhai recipe

Chuhai Ingredients


Chuhai Instructions

Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail? Look no further than the Chuhai cocktail. Originating from Japan, this delicious drink is made with a combination of lemon or lime juice, Japanese shochu, and sparkling water. It is a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts for its light and citrusy flavor, making it the perfect summer drink.

To make a Chuhai cocktail, start by squeezing the juice from a fresh lemon or lime into a glass. Next, add a shot of Japanese shochu, a distilled spirit made from rice, barley, or sweet potatoes. The shochu adds a unique flavor profile to the cocktail, giving it a distinctively Japanese twist. Finally, top it off with sparkling water to add a refreshing fizz.

Once you have all the ingredients in the glass, gently stir them together with a spoon to combine. You can adjust the ratio of shochu to sparkling water based on your preference – if you prefer a stronger cocktail, add more shochu, and if you prefer a lighter drink, add more sparkling water. Some variations of the Chuhai cocktail also include a splash of simple syrup to sweeten the drink, but it is entirely optional.

To serve, garnish the glass with a slice of lemon or lime and a sprig of fresh mint. The citrusy aroma and vibrant green color of the mint will make your Chuhai cocktail even more appealing. You can also add ice cubes to the glass to keep your drink chilled and refreshing, especially on hot summer days.

So, the next time you are in the mood for a light and refreshing cocktail, give the Chuhai a try. With its citrusy flavor, unique twist, and easy preparation, it is sure to become a favorite choice for any occasion. Cheers!


Best served in a Cocktail Glass.