Sake Martini

Sake Martini

This Japanese riff on the classic cocktail replaces vodka or gin with sake, an alcohol that predates the others by centuries.

Sake Martini© Erik Bardin,


Serves: 1 • Time: 5 minutes


  • 3 oz. sake
  • Juice of ¼ grapefruit
  • 2 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Ice



In a cocktail shaker, combine the sake, grapefruit juice, ginger paste, and sugar. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until the sugar is dissolved, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve.


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