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Japanese Julep Recipe

A twist on the Southern classic, but this version features Japanese whiskey, plum Soju, and shiso leaves.

by Oxalis
Jul 24 2014, 9:22pm

"One too many of these can yield to a wild night."

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes


10-15 shiso leaves
1 ounce Kuramoto no Umeshu (plum) Soju
dash simple syrup
2 ounces Yamazaki 12-Year Single Malt
angostura bitters


1. Muddle shiso leaves (saving one), Soju, and simple syrup in bottom of Julep tin.

2. Add Yamazaki 12 year.

3. Add crushed ice to tin, swizzle using swizzle stick, and continue to add ice as needed.

4. Top with crushed ice and 4 dashes of angostura bitters, and garnish with shiso sprig.

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