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Lean And Green

Jessica Strelitz for NPR
Lean And Green
Jessica Strelitz for NPR

Morton's Tylor Field says that shaking this mix 25 times creates a perfect balance for the minty cocktail to be served "up" in a champagne flute. Unlike its sugary mojito cousin, this libation comes in at under 200 calories and doesn't require heavy muddling.

1 1/2 ounces soju, a Korean rice spirit

1/2 ounce agave nectar

1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice

1 ounce soda water

10 mint leaves

1/4-inch thick cucumber slice (optional garnish)

Combine all ingredients with 1 cup of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake 25 times. Strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with a cucumber slice.