If you have some Sake leftover or want to try Sake in a different way, let’s try the 8 easiest Sake cocktail recipes that you can make at home!
Don’t really fancy the Sake you bought? Still not used to the strong taste of Sake? Has the quality of your Sake deteriorated over time? Whatever the reason, you should turn your leftover Sake into Sake cocktails and try them, and you’ll be amazed at how easy-drinking and delicious they could be!
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We won’t be using anything not available at your local supermarket.
That means NO liqueur or Curacao. Of course, NO shakers! Hooray!
The followings are all super simple easy Sake cocktail recipes. Now, let’s have a look at those Sake cocktail recipes…
If you want Sake Cocktail Recipes for bars and pubs…
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1. Lemon Tea Sake
Ingredients: Sake & Lemon Tea (e.g. Lipton)
Method: The ratio is ‘8 Sake: 2 lemon tea’, flexible to your preference. Add them together with some ice. It really just tastes like lemon tea!
2. Yogurt & Sake
Sweet, healthy and skin-friendly. Ideal for female drinkers!
- Sake 100 ml
- Plain yogurt 200 g
- Honey 1.5 tbs
- Salt 0.5 Tsp
- 1 Strawberry for garnish (optional)
Method: (Just mix!)
Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix them. Put it in a fridge for 30 mins. Strain it into a glass and garnish with a strawberry.
3. Ginger Ale & Sake
Refreshing. Little taste of Sake can be found on the palate, but it’s good as it is.
- Sake 45 ml
- Ginger Ale 30 ml
- Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
Fill a glass with ice. Add Sake and then ginger ale. Stir gently so that it doesn’t go flat.
4. Tomato Juice & Sake – ‘Red Sun’
It’s a Japanese version of Red Eye, with beer replaced by Sake. Very refreshing yet Sake flavors can still be identified.
- Sake 1/2
- Tomato juice (chilled) 1/2
Add all ingredients into a glass goblet and fill with ice. Mix well.
5. Tropical fruit juice & Sake
It can be any fruit juice, but citrus or tropical juice especially goes well with Sake. Mango is also great.
Ingredients: Sake & Pineapple juice
Method: Add all ingredients so that the ratio is 1:1. Bits of actual fruit or/and a dash of soda are optional.
6. Coke & Sake
A Sake cocktail with everyone’s beloved Coke. Refreshing. Sweetness and bitterness of Coke are well matched with fruity aromas of Sake.
Ingredients: Coke & Sake (1:1). Lemon slices (Optional)
Method: Add all ingredients and fill a glass with ice. Garnish lemon if available.
Note: Coke’s flavor can be dominant, so use fruity Sake (e.g. Ginjo) if possible.
7. Calpis Water & Sake
It tastes like fruity Nigori Zake or Cloudy Sake. Sweet, mild and easy-drinking. Also great if you add some bubbles.
Ingredients: Calpis Water (diluted) & Sake (1:1)
Method: Add all ingredients so that the ratio is 1:1, and fill with ice.
8. Lemon & Sake
This is not technically a cocktail, but a few drops of lemon juice makes Sake surprisingly cleaner and easier to drink.
A must try if you are still not used to the distinct taste of Sake!
- 1 small cup of Sake (Ochoko size)
- 1 wedge of fresh lemon
Sake used for Sake cocktails doesn’t have to be an expensive one.
If you are a Sake beginner, it may be a good idea to try the above Sake cocktail recipes with Sake available at your local liquor shop. Sake you use for those Sake cocktail recipes doesn’t have to be expensive or of great quality as it will be diluted. Kanpai!