This Drink Is Bananas – Shochu and Sake Tiki Cocktail

I know I’ve only done two of these #DrinkYourGram, but I doubt I’ll ever see it be THIS close in a match up. This was an example of where your votes really did count (I’m kidding, not bashing on politics here). Needless to say, I decided to layer up a very refreshing, bright, tropical cocktail layering Shochu, a Citrus Sake in this somewhat Low-ish in Alcohol Tiki Cocktail. Check out below for the recipe and vote results!

Vote #1 – Brazil vs. Japan (52%)

Vote # 2 – Straight Up vs. Rocks on Rocks on Rocks (52%)

Vote #3 – Keep it to one spirit vs. Minimum 2+ (55%)

Vote #4 – Tropical Vibes vs. Classy AF (TIED!)

Because of the “Rocks on Rocks on Rocks”, it swayed my vote to Tropical Vibes. I can promise next week will set up in class.

This Drink is Bananas

Shaking up a Low-ish Tiki Cocktail using a Sweet Potato based Shochu with Citrus Sake, Creme de Banane and Coconut.

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 cocktail
Author Monica C


  • 1.5 oz Kurokame Imo Sweet Potato Shochu
  • 1/2 oz Citrus Sake
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Banane Briottet
  • 1/2 oz Coconut Syrup
  • 1/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 dashes Bittered Sling Lem Marrakech Citrus Spiced Bitters


  1. Add all your ingredients into a shaker, fill 1/3 with ice and give this a short shake.

  2. Strain into glassware over crushed ice. Garnish with Nutmeg and Banana Slices

Recipe Notes

To make the Coconut Syrup it’s fairly simple. In a small saucepan, over med-high heat, bring 1 cup of coconut water and 2/3 cups granulated sugar to a boil. Once it boils and the sugar has dissolved, remove from the stove and let it cool before storing. Can last 2 weeks in the fridge!

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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