Chuhai (“chew-high”; a shochu highball)
is the most common way shochu is served in Japan.
If you’re not drinking beer in a restaurant in Japan,
you’re probably having a chuhai!
In a highball glass full of ice
add 1.5 fl. oz. of Umai! Shochu
Fill to the top with 7-Up or Sprite (4.5 oz).
If you make this drink with club soda or sparkling water,
and squeeze two or three lemon wedges on top.
That’s a Fresh Chuhai! 58 calories for a full drink,
half the calories of a standard 5 oz. glass of wine!
Other flavors work great, too, like
lime, grapefruit, peach, pomegranate…