How about a Saketini Cocktail?

written by Jeannette Musembi 15th August 2013

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.

Stir well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with an olive.


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