Shiso Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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Shiso Mojito Cocktail Recipe

There is no doubt that the cocktail is interesting due to its unique taste. This beverage is great to serve your guests if you’re planning a dinner with a variety of Japanese dishes. Yet it can also be fantastic on its own if you are just looking for an adventure.

Shiso mojitos are a twist on popular rum mojitos. They’re made by exchanging the herb, shisha, for shiso. In addition, there’s a hint of sweetness from ginger ale, as well as tart tropical fruit flavor. There is nothing better to enjoy in the summer than a refreshing cocktail like this one.

There is something refreshingly different about the flavor of this herb, which is why you might not expect it to have the mint or basil flavor that you might expect. There is a stronger anise, citrus, and cinnamon flavor that is more like a blend of herbal spices. The red variety, akaajiso (shiso), is likened to a light basil flavor while recipes call for parsley as a substitute when the red variety, shiso is not available.


  • Key lime juice can be substituted with Yuzu juice. Yuzu is a popular fruit in Japanese, Korean (called yuja or yuza), and Chinese foods. In Asian and international markets, however, you can find juices in bottles.
  • Pour lime juice into the shaker by simply squeezing one lime.
  • The hiso can be substituted for the rum in these cocktails, since cachaça pairs well with it.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Shiso Mojito Cocktail Recipe is 3 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Shiso Mojito Cocktail Recipe is 251 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Shiso Mojito Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • rock glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 to 4 oz ginger ale (to taste)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 dash lime juice
  • 6 green shiso leaves
  • lime wheel (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Place the sugar, lime juice, and mint in a rock glass.
  • Release the flavor of mint leaves by muddling, together with sugar (wait until dissolved).
  • Fill the glass with ice then add the rum and key lime.
  • Stir it well and top it off ginger ale.
  • Use lime wheel to garnish then serve. Enjoy.

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