Sake cocktail recipes worth trying
Sake cocktails have grown in popularity over the years and will continue to with people trying to watch their weight and health. Here are some cocktails you should try when eating sushi or sashimi.
Kyoto Sour is made with Gekkeikan Haiku sake, lemon juice, and agave nectar. The secret flavors of grapefruit and green Tabasco come out in the finish and leave your palate having a tarty and spicy taste. The ingredients are as follows: 2 grapefruit slices, 2 dashes of green Tabasco sauce, 3 ounces of Gekkeikan Haiku sake, ½ ounce of lemon juice, freshly squeezed, ¾ ounce of agave nectar, garnish with a grapefruit slice and mint leaves. The recipe is quick and easy to make: one needs to squash grapefruit slices into a shaker with green Tabasco sauce, add sake, lemon juice, and agave nectar with ice and shake until well-chilled, strain into a whiskey glass filled with ice, and garnish with grapefruit slice or mint leaves.
Annie Oakley is a delicious and herbal cocktail that uses Chareau, a California liqueur that uses farm-fresh ingredients, aloe, cucumber, lemon peel, muskmelon, and spearmint. The dry sake and a hibiscus-thyme shrub (1 cup of white sugar with 1 cup of white wine vinegar concoction using ½ dried hibiscus flower and 24 thyme leaves cooked together), finish off the cocktail. One should try dry sake for this cocktail. Here are the metrics of the cocktail - 1 ounce of dry sake, ¾ ounce of Chareau aloe liqueur, 2 ounces of hibiscus-thyme shrub, and garnish with a thyme leaf. The cocktail is very easy to make. One needs to pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled, strain into a whiskey glass filled with ice, and garnish with thyme.
Smooth flavors In Cocktails
Kyoto Sour has a smooth yet zesty taste on the palate. The spiced flavor from the green Tabasco sauce brings some heat to the cocktail which is cooled down by the tangy flavor of grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and mint leaves. This cocktail has been a spin on the famous whiskey sour. Annie Oakley has an awakening taste that is powered by a California aloe liqueur called Chareau. The herbal and floral blast of flavor is mixed with the spearmint minty flavor which gives the drinker a whirl of flavor.