Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Brandy Cocktails

Shiso Unusual

This play on the Mint Julep that’s named after Cyndi Lauper’s first album is guaranteed to be interesting.


  • 1 1/4 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac
  • 1 oz Rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Grapefruit bitters
  • 5 Shiso leaves
  • 1 Sugar cube
  • Garnish: Shiso leaf


  1. Muddle the bitters, shiso leaves and sugar cube in a goblet.

  2. Add crushed ice.

  3. Add the cognac and whiskey, and top with more ice.

  4. Garnish with a shiso leaf.