Lovely Saketinis


This week, our friends at SakeOne threw a party for the launch of “saketini,” a lovely pocket-sized booklet filled with fantastic sake-based cocktail recipes. The recipes were developed by the incredibly talented Lucy Brennan, who co-hosted the party at Mint/820, her bar and restaurant in Portland. Sake is delicious on its own, but it’s also amazing as a base for cocktails. The saketinis we tried blew us away, so we had to share the recipes with you—enjoy!

G Sling (pictured)
2 oz. G sake
1 oz. Cruzan banana rum
1 oz. fresh lemon/lime juice
1 oz. fresh simple syrup

Serve on the rocks with a lime slice and a flower (edible, of course).

Pear Flower
1 1/2 oz. Moonstone Asian Pear sake
1 oz. Crater Lake vodka (Bendistillery)
1 oz. fresh lemon/lime juice
1 oz. jasmine syrup

Shake ingredients vigorously, strain into a glass and garnish with a flower.

Dragon Milk
2 oz. Momokawa Pearl sake
1 oz. fresh lemon/lime juice
1 oz. coconut syrup
1 oz. fresh simple syrup
1/4 oz. half & half

Shake ingredients vigorously, strain into a glass and garnish with a flower.