When the mercury rises, Americans from the South spike their sweetened iced tea with whiskey in the summer. In the United Kingdom, there are refreshing tea-infused gin and tonics usually made with Earl Grey and London dry gin.

In Japan? You might have to make your own tea-infused cocktail.

Mugi-cha (Barley tea) is a roasted infusion with no tea leaves involved, which means there is no caffeine. That is one reason why it is the refreshing summer drink of choice for children, adults and the elderly all over Japan — so why not pair it with the equally popular highball, or in this case, the chūhai cocktail made from shōchū (Japanese distilled spirit) and your mixer of choice?