5 Sake Rice Wine Cocktails

If you are looking for something different to serve your guests you might want to try these 5 Sake rice wine cocktails. Or perhaps you may want to have a whole Japanese themed night with food and Sake rice wine cocktails. Saki is a Japanese drink that is primarily made from rice and water. It is 15% alcohol about the same as wine.

1. Haiku


  • 2oz Sake rice wine
  • 1 dash Dry Vermouth
  1. Add both ingredients to a shaker with crushed ice. Shake well.
  2. Strain into an old fashioned glass and serve with a cocktail onion.

2. Kabuki


  • 2oz Sake rice wine
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • 1oz sweet n sour mix
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  1. In an old fashioned glass rimmed with salt add all ingredients.
  2. Stir and add a lime slice to garnish.

3. Midnight Samurai


  • 3/4oz coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1oz Sake rice wine
  1. Add all ingredients to an ice filled shaker.
  2. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.

4. Sake Sangria


  • 1-3/4 cup Sake rice wine
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice (fresh squeezed if available)
  • ¼ Cup Brandy
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Cup Mixed fruit
  • 1 Cup Soda Water
  1. In a pitch add sake, orange juice, brandy, and sugar.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add fruit and soda water.
  4. Refrigerate for six hours. Strain into a wine glass.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint or fruit slices.

5. Sake Tsunami


  • 2oz Sake rice wine
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1/2oz watermelon schnapps
  • 1/2oz sweet n sour mix
  • Orange Juice
  1. Add sake, vodka, schnapps, and sweet and sour mix to a shaker.
  2. Fill the rest of the way with orange juice.
  3. Shake well. Serve in the glass of your choice.



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