5 Sake Cocktails

Enjoy a traditional Japanese drink, nicknamed rice wine, in each of these 5 Sake cocktails. Sake is a potent Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice that tastes similar to a very dry white wine. Sake blends well with many different flavors making it versatile for many different Sake cocktail recipes.

Sakatini

To make Sakatini, you will need:

  • 1 ounce Sake
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • Drop Dry Vermouth
  1. Rinse a martini glass and chill in the freezer for one hour.
  2. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Rising Sun

To make a Rising Sun, you will need:

  • 2 ounces Sake
  • 5 ounces Orange Juice
  • ½ ounce Grenadine


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the Sake over the ice.
  2. Fill the glass with orange juice and top with grenadine.
  3. Garnish with skewer of lemon wedge and cherries.

Geisha

To make a Geisha, you will need:

  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 ounce Sake
  • 2 teaspoons Simple Syrup
  1. Fill a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Ocean Rider

To make an Ocean Rider, you will need:

  • 2 ounces Sake
  • 1 ounce Light Rum
  • 3 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • Lemon Lime Soda
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice, Sake, Rum, and pineapple juice and shake.
  2. Strain into a tall glass filled half way with cracked ice.
  3. Top off with lemon lime soda.

TokyoRose

To make a Tokyo Rose, you will need:

  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1 ounce Sake
  • 1 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass half way with ice.
  2. Add all ingredients and shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

Tips and Warnings:

  • Simple syrup can be easily made by combining one cup granulated sugar and one cup water in a saucepan and stir. Heat over a medium flame until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cool before using.
  • Sake can be very intoxicating very quickly. Drink responsibility when serving Sake cocktails.
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