Since Koji Ramen Bar began offering mixed drinks in June, the Ramune Spritzer has become so popular among patrons, Manager Kei Nojiri said the once-seasonal beverage will become a permanent menu item.
The Ramune Spritzer ($8.50) is made with a patron’s choice of berry or yuzu sparkling jelly sake—or Japanese wine—as well as original, strawberry, lychee or white grape-flavored Ramune—a popular Japanese soda.
“This drink is fun for the customer because you get to pick your own flavors; it’s colorful, easy to drink and really unique—I haven’t heard of anyone else doing this,” Assistant Manager Josh Lokey said.
Koji Ramen Bar also offers other Japanese-inspired cocktails, including a Sake Colada and Sake Mule, to complement the eatery’s fresh ramen bowls.
“We wanted to create menu items that are part of Japanese culture, and Ramune is very popular in Japan, so we thought it would be genius to make a mixed drink with it,” Nojiri said.
Koji Ramen Bar
25403 I-45 Ste. A, Spring
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.