Similar to vodka, but with
half the calories, and with a much more
Smooth and clean, typically sipped
straight or over ice
2 ounces M&B shochu
2 ounces club soda or seltzer
Story of Shochu
The Discovery of Shochu
I was fortunate to live and work in Japan. I worked for a large Japanese company and I was pretty much the only non-Japanese executive. I was like a mascot…Many of my fellow employees never had much interaction with a gaijin (outsider), and so it was a great learning experience for all.
Most of all, they introduced me to Shochu I have always thought, probably like my American readers, that sake was the drink of choice, but it’s really a myth, and Shochu is the most popular drink. I think it’s because it’s higher ABV lends itself to mixing and it’s a lot less serious.
I hope you enjoy this hidden treasure from Japan!!