Low-proof and endlessly refreshing, saké puts a unique twist on these six classic cocktails. And thanks to saké’s food-friendliness, any of these will pair perfectly with summer fare like grilled Korean lamb chops.
Cucumber Saké Martini
A cool spin on the vodka martini.
Tokyo Record Bar Sake Mojito
A Japanese twist on the rum-based classic.
Junmai saké meets an Italian aperitivo and dry red wine.
Saké replaces the wine in this fruity sangria from Denver’s Izakaya Den.
Golden Fleece Saké Collins
Preserved lemons lend an ever-so-slight hint of umami.
Bar Goto’s Sakura Martini
An elegant take on the classic.
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