18th September 2007

The Shiso Mojito

So I was down in Brooklyn the other night at this restaurant called Bozu and I had one of the BEST Mojito’s I’ve ever had. So I came home and looked it up to see if i could find this amazing recipe and low and behold this is what I found…

Shiso Mojito Ingredients

For this cocktail, you will need:

  • 2-3 fresh limes
  • 4-6 shiso mint leaves
  • 2-3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce Brazil cachac
  • dash of key lime juice

Tear the Shiso Mint Leaves
Step one is to cut the limes and put the slices in a stir glass. Then tear the shiso mint leaves. Shiso is a Japanese mint leaf we usually use for Japanese cooking. Shiso is going to give the mojito its unique flavor.

Combine the Shiso Mojito Ingredients

Next, put the Japanese brown sugar – its called kibi sato – and simply squeeze the limes. Now I’m mixing lime, shiso, and brown sugar.

The next step is to add two ounces of light rum, one ounce of Brazilian cachaca, and a dash of key lime. And shake it! That’s a shiso mojito.

Shiso (Japanese Basil) Click here for a video demonstration

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