Apr 6, 2010
Cocktail of the Week: The Sake Mojito
Like the mojito, sake, known as Japanese rice beer (some consider it wine), is becoming a widely demanded staple drink by those wanting a quick getaway without leaving their pools. Sake, which is light, highly alcoholic and brewed with warm spices, can be savored with typical summer dishes such as sushi or salad. Therefore, as a way to enjoy the tropics with Japanese flair, we’re combining two cocktail trends in one with a sake mojito. Made in Manhattan’s Benihana, the exotic sake mojito takes it up a notch with sweet rum and a blend of freshly squeezed citrus juices. For a cocktail that’s complex in taste, not in preparation, make the sake mojito your ultimate summer companion.
The Sake Mojito Recipe
2 oz. rum
½ oz. sake
1 oz. mint syrup
2 oz. sour mix
4-6 lime wedges
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Start by squeezing lime wedges into a cool, tall mixing glass. Then add fresh mint leaves. Gently muddle lime and mint leaves to extract juice and flavor. Add rum, sake, sour mix and mint syrup. Afterward, add ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds with a cocktail shaker. Top with a splash of club soda. Finally, garnish drink with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.
~Courtesy of Latina Magazine, Stephanie Nolasco