Shochu Cocktail – Oolong-hai
Tea is great, but did you know you can make it better by adding alcohol? Oolong-hai is alcoholic oolong tea that is popular in many izakaya restaurants. It uses a mild shochu variety into the mix and mugi shochu is usually recommended in order to have a balanced flavour. With a slightly more delicate flavour compared to the usual highball, this drink can be easily replicated at home or anywhere.
Beat the sweltering heat with this refreshing yet earthy oolong-hai recipe!
What you will need
A highball glass, shochu, oolong tea (make your own freshly brewed batch for that extra oomph)
- 6 parts oolong tea (can be substitute with sencha, or green tea)
- 4 parts shochu (mugi shochu recommended)
- Fill a highball glass with ice to the rim.
- Pour shochu according to your preference (make it as boozy as you want!).
- Add oolong tea.
- Stir and enjoy!
The best part of making the oolong-hai yourself is that you are able to make additions and substitutions according to your taste! Substitute oolong tea for sencha and you would have sencha-hai. Sencha-hai is also a popular drink and I am sure you would enjoy it too. Let us know what other cocktails you would like to see. kanpai!