Saketini (Sake and Gin Martini)

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Sake and gin may be the last flavor combination you’d expect, but it makes sense the more you think about it. Sake generally tastes a little like white wine, and gin is herbal with near-citrus notes, so combining the two tempers the gin and adds a touch of excitement to the sake. That said, the saketini is mostly gin, so expect a flavor that’s pretty similar to a gin martini.

Saketini drink with olive

Unlike most ‘tinis, this sake and gin martini almost qualifies as a real sort of martini: it’s pure alcohol, it uses gin as a base, and the mixer is in a very sparing amount.

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Saketini drink with olive

Saketini (Sake and Gin Martini)

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Sake and gin may be the last flavor combination you'd expect, but it makes sense the more you think about it. Sake generally tastes a little like white wine, and gin is herbal with near-citrus notes, so combining the two tempers the gin and adds a touch of excitement to the sake.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sake rice wine

Instructions

  1. Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice cubes.
  2. Combing the gin and sake in the mixing glass.
  3. Do not shake. Stir everything together thoroughly.
  4. Then strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish it with a cocktail olive.

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Last Updated:

October 26, 2023