Signature Summer Skinny Cocktail, Haru’s Shiso Slim:

This low calorie cocktail is bathing suit friendly, packed with flavor without sacrificing taste, and won’t put a dent in your wallet. This sparkling “skinny” cocktail shakes up Voli Lemon vodka (low cal vodka), a touch of St. Germain, pink grapefruit, yuzu juices, muddled shiso leaf and soda water.

Skinny DIY Recipes by Haru:  For those who want to sip under the sun at the beach or BBQ, Haru is sharing their recipe for the Watermelon Fizz 100 calorie cocktail. Haru spiked everyone’s favorite summer fruit and mixed it with soda water and tequila to make a refreshing summer libation. (cocktail recipe below)

Calorie Cutting Tips for Summer Drinking:

    • To keep your cocktails skinny, use soda water as a mixer to cut the caloric count almost in half
    • Fruity Flavors: Use your favorite summer fruit to naturally sweeten up your libration, instead of high calorie purees. Some suggestions include watermelon, strawberries and oranges
    • Asian Infusion: Have your cocktail made with sake, shochu, or soju; these spirits tend to have less calories than the staple ones such as vodka, gin and whiskey.

Haru’s Watermelon Fizz Recipe

Ingredients: 1.0 oz. Tequila (Haru uses Inocente Tequila); 3.0 oz. Watermelon;0.1 oz. Simple Syrup; 0.1 oz. Soda water; 5 Cilantro pieces; Squeeze of lime;1 Bamboo spike

Instructions: Muddle watermelon with cilantro leaves. Add ice, simple syrup, and tequila. Shake vigorously and pour all contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with a piece of watermelon in a bamboo spike.

Haru Sake Hour menu is offered at the following Haru locations:

Gramercy Park, Park Avenue, Wall Street, Broadway, and Sake Bar, New York, NY
Served Monday- Sunday; 3-7pm;

Haru Sake After Dark menu is only offered at the Sake Bar located on 1327 Third Avenue
Sunday – Thursday; 10pm-Close
Friday & Saturday; 11pm-Close


Haru is New York’s popular modern Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. The restaurant is known for its generous portions and remarkable designs. Haru specializes in sushi, sashimi and specialty salads to accompany signature dishes. With seven locations in New York and one in Boston, Haru is attracting an increasing number of individuals to its fabulous dining facilities. Haru is noted for its vibrant bars, outdoor dining spaces and private rooms and lounges. For more information please visit