In the Saketini, the sake acts like the vermouth of a classic Martini and adds a different nuance to the drink that only the “rice wine” can contribute.
Technically, sake is not a “wine,” but is more like beer because it is distilled from grain. You’ll see a lot of Sake Martini recipes that can vary greatly: many add an orange liqueur and some utilize more sake than this. The other option is the garnish. Typically it is an olive but you can go a little brighter and use an Asian fruit like a lychee for a unique adornment.
2 1/2 oz gin
1/4 oz sake
Olive for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with an olive.