Recipe: The Cilantro & Hoja Cocktail - West Coast Food

When it comes to refreshing and timeless warm weather cocktails, maragaritas and mojitos are obvious crowd-favourites—but what if you’d like to *shake it up*? The Cilantro & Hoja cocktail from Noah’s Cafe Owner and Chef Cliff Chi is an inventive and refreshing spin on a classic summer cocktail.

The Cilantro & Hoja is margarita and mojito-inspired cocktail, featuring the flavours of mint, shiso, and cilantro (of course.) If you are a cilantro lover, this drink will satisfy you all summer long!

Recipe by Cliff Chi


Cazadorez Tequila (1 oz)
Cointreau ( .5 oz)
Mint (8-10 pieces, +1 sprig for garnish)
Cilantro (2-3 sprigs, + 1 sprig for garnish)
Shiso (1-2 pieces)
Simple syrup ( .5 oz)
Ms. Better’s black pepper cardamom bitters (1 dash)
Walter’s Caesar spice (for rim)


Rim the glass with Walter’s Caesar spice.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in shaker and give it a hard shake with ice. Double strain into a rock glass and top up with ice cubes. Add mint and cilantro for garnish.

Noah’s Cafe

Serving up innovative Japanese fusion bistro and tapas, Noah’s Cafe is a tapas bar and restaurant located at 1096 Denman Street, near Vancouver’s vibrant English Bay.

Check out the delicious and refreshing cocktails and delicious menu at Noah’s Cafe on the their Instagram @noah.s_cafe

(We especially love the how to make a cocktail videos with their head bartender Thint.)



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