11 of the Best Sake Cocktails

Do you love sake? Are you always looking for unique and fun ways to include it in your cocktail recipes? Or are you looking for something exciting and different you can offer to your guests the next time you have a party or gathering? If any of this sounds like you, be sure to check out our list of great sake cocktails below to help you get started. You’re sure to find something you’ll love when you take your time looking through these sake twists on some of the classics.

Asian Mary
3oz tomato juice
4oz sake, any
Pinch of wasabi
Lime twist

Fill a highball glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tomato juice with sake and wasabi pinch, then fill to the top with ice. Shake very well and strain over the ice into the highball glass. Twist the lime over the drink and then add it to the drink as a garnish. Serve immediately.

Sake Mojito
3oz sake
1oz simple syrup
½ oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
6 fresh mint leaves
1 fresh sprig of mint

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, add sake, simple syrup, lime juice, and mint leaves, then fill the rest of the way with ice. Shake very well to combine. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with the mint sprig.

Sake Mimosa

3oz sake
½ oz Grand Marnier
½ oz vodka, preferably orange flavored
1 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
Splash of champagne, chilled
Orange slice

Chill a champagne flute ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sake, Grand Marnier, vodka, and orange juice, and fill the rest of the way with ice. Shake to combine very well, then strain into the champagne flute. Pour the champagne over the top and do not stir to combine. Garnish with the slice of orange.

Sake Bellini
2oz pureed peaches
3oz sake
1oz champagne, chilled
1 slice of peach

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sake with peach puree and fill the rest of the way with ice. Shake very well to combine thoroughly. Strain into the cocktail glass and gently pour the champagne over the top. Do not stir to combine. Garnish with the peach slice and serve immediately.

Sake Martini

½ oz vodka
3oz chilled sake, high quality
3 slices of ginger, freshly cut
1 slice of candied ginger

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sake with vodka and fresh ginger slices. Fill the rest of the way with ice and shake to combine well. Strain the drink into the chilled glass and garnish with the ginger. Serve cold.

Saketini Variant
4oz chilled high-quality sake
½ tsp dry vermouth
½ oz high-quality gin
Lemon twist

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sake with vermouth and gin, then fill with ice. Shake very well to combine everything. Strain into the chilled glass. Twist the lemon over the drink, then drop it in and serve immediately. Optionally, if you prefer, you can use dry sherry instead of the gin to give this cocktail recipe a different flavor.

Saketini Variant 2
1-1/2 oz citron vodka
½ oz high-quality sake
1 tbsp ginger syrup
1oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Lemon wedge
Candied ginger slice
Powdered sugar

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. Run the lemon wedge around the rim, then dip the glass in the powdered sugar to coat the rim. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, sake, syrup, and lemon juice, then add ice the rest of the way. Shake very well to combine. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with the ginger slice. Serve right away.

Zen Cucumber
4oz high-quality sake
1oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1oz simple syrup
4 thin slices of cucumber

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sake with lemon juice and simple syrup and shake well to combine. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with the cucumber slices floating on top.

Optionally, you can forego the straining and pour the contents of the shaker into a highball glass including the ice. If you go this route, top with a little club soda and garnish with the cucumber slices before serving.

Sake Cosmo
½ oz Cointreau
3oz sake
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
Lime twist

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Coinreau, sake, cranberry juice, and lime juice, then fill the rest of the way with ice and shake well to combine. Strain into the chilled glass. Twist the lime over the drink, then drop it in and serve immediately.

Sake Colada
3oz sake
1oz pineapple juice
½ oz coconut milk
½ oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
½ oz simple syrup
Pineapple slice

Chill a cocktail glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sake with pineapple juice, coconut milk, lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker the rest of the way with ice. Shake very well to combine all the ingredients, then strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with the pineapple slice and serve right away.

Sake Sour
1oz sweet-and-sour
3oz sake
1oz mango, pureed
Lemon twist

Chill a sour glass ahead of time. In a cocktail shaker, combine sweet-and-sour with sake and mango, fill the rest of the way with ice, and shake very well to combine. Strain into the chilled glass. Twist the lemon over the drink, then add it to the drink and serve immediately.

Now that you’ve had a chance to find some great sake cocktails to help you get started, don’t be afraid to get out there and get creative with your combinations. You may just discover the next big thing in the world of unique, delicious, and fun cocktails. And no matter what, you’re sure to impress your friends and family with your knowledge of these variations on some of the classics!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *