Miku's Shiso Mojito

A twist on the original with shiso and sake

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Get ready for National Mojito Day on July 11. While we love the original with rum, lime and mint, this version from Toronto's Miku is a great interpretation with an Asian flair. You can find shiso leaves at most specialty Asian grocers.

4 fresh shiso leaves
2 wedges lime
5 mL lime juice
10 mL simple syrup
45 mL Yama Yuzu sake
6 to 8 oz. soda water, enough to top

In a shaker, muddle 3 shiso leaves, lime, lime juice, and simple syrup. 

Add sake and ice, and shake vigorously.

Strain and pour all into a tall beer glass, top with crushed ice (if available) and soda water. Garnish with a shiso leaf.