15 Smooth Sake Cocktail Recipes

15 Smooth Sake Cocktail Recipes

Sake is an alcoholic beverage that originated in Japan and is made with fermented rice that has had its bran removed.

However, while sake is often a popular drink that is consumed by itself, it can also be a great addition to cocktails.

In this guide, we’ve gathered 15 smooth sake cocktail recipes that you need to try if you find that you want to mix sake with other flavors. 

Here are the 15 best smooth sake cocktail recipes: 

Lemon Tea Sake

Lemon Tea Sake

Our first recommendation is Lemon Tea Sake which is made with two ingredients and ideal for those who want a quick and easy recipe to follow.

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Lemon tea such as Lipton
  • Sake

Method:

Using a ratio of 8:2 of Sake and lemon tea, respectively, mix the ingredients with some ice and blend until the cocktail is smooth. 

Bloody Oishi Cocktail

Bloody oishi cocktail

Our second selection is the Bloody oishi cocktail which is ideal for those who are a bit more adventurous and want to experiment with various flavors.

Ingredients:

  • A celery stick
  • A slice of lemon
  • Some ice cubes
  • 60ml dry sake
  • 180ml tomato juice

Method:

Start by putting your ice cubes into the glass before pouring in the tomato juice and sake. Once these have been mixed together, place the slice of lemon and celery stick in the glass to garnish the cocktail. 

Sake Bomb

Sake Bomb

Our third choice is the sake bomb, which has become a classic sake cocktail among fans and is thought to have been created by US soldiers who were located in Japan through World War II.

Ingredients:

  • Beer
  • Sake

Method:

Pour a glass of beer until it is ¾ full and then place a shot glass of sake into the beer before chugging the drink. 

Sake Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe 

Sake Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe 

Our fourth recommendation is a recipe for a Sake Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe which is ideal for those who want to make a fruity drink that is an ideal summery drink.

Ingredients:

  • Gin
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit juice such as Tropicana
  • Grapefruit-flavored sparkling water
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ice cubes
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Sake

Method:

Add the ingredients into a shaker along with 4 or 5 ice cubes and then shake vigorously until you are confident that the ingredients have been properly mixed. 

For Goodness Saké

For Goodness Saké

Our fifth selection is a recipe for a cocktail that combines the distinct taste of sake with pickled ginger, making it great for those who want a cocktail that has wonderful citrus and sharp flavors.

Ingredients:

  • Lime juice
  • Pickled ginger juice
  • Sake
  • Syrup

Method:

Mix the ingredients together in a shaker until you are confident that the cocktail has been properly mixed and is not smooth. You’ll be able to find all of those wonderful flavors coming through. 

Sake Cocktail

Sake Cocktail

Our sixth choice is a Sake Cocktail recipe that ensures that the flavor of the sake is the main star of this drink.

A great choice for those who want to drink sake, but feel that the flavor may be too strong, this sake cocktail is a great starting point. 

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • A slice of lemon
  • Lemonade such as 7-Up or Sprite
  • Sake

Method:

The method is just as simple as the ingredients you simply add all the ingredients into a glass and then mix them thoroughly until you are confident that the cocktail is smooth and properly mixed. 

Sake Lemon Drop

Sake Lemon Drop

Our seventh recommendation is the Sake Lemon Drop cocktail recipe, which is another simple cocktail that is great for those who don’t want their drink to be too complicated. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of syrup
  • 3 ounces of dry sake
  • Ice cubes

Method:

Put the ice cubes in a shaker and then add the other ingredients on top and shake the ingredients for approximately 20 seconds or until you are confident that the cocktail has been thoroughly mixed and is now smooth. 

Grapefruit Honey Sake Cocktail

Grapefruit Honey Sake Cocktail

Our eighth selection is the Grapefruit Honey Sake Cocktail which is a great option for those who love sweeter tasting cocktails as the honey matches wonderfully with the grapefruit in this drink. 

Ingredients:

  • Grapefruit for garnish
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Honey
  • Ice cubes
  • Sake that has floral and soft notes
  • Sugar for the rim of the glass
  • Thyme for garnish

Method:

Start by rimming the cocktail glass with sugar by wetting the rim using a grapefruit wedge before sprinkling the sugar on top. Then mix the rest of the ingredients until the cocktail is smooth and properly mixed before placing the grapefruit and thyme garnish on top before serving. 

Pink Grapefruit, Ginger And Lemongrass Sake Cocktail

Pink Grapefruit, Ginger And Lemongrass Sake Cocktail

Our ninth choice is the Pink Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake Cocktail which incorporates a variety of complex flavors that complement each other perfectly.

Ideal for those who are more adventurous with their food and drink.

Ingredients:

  • A cup of dry sake which is equivalent to 8 ounces
  • A tablespoon of blonde cane sugar
  • A tablespoon of chopped ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped lemongrass whilst reserving some for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons of pink grapefruit juice
  • Ice cubes

Method:

Mix the ginger, lemongrass, and sugar for approximately 30 seconds until the mixture has been properly broken down before adding the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and sake for approximately five minutes.

The longer you let the mixture sit, the stronger the flavor will be.

Before serving, strain the cocktail to get rid of any excess that may be in the cocktail. 

Thrice Rice Sake Cocktail

Thrice Rice Sake Cocktail

Our tenth recommendation is the Thrice Rice Sake Cocktail which is made using multiple types of rice, meaning that it is ideal for those wanting to lean into the rice flavoring that sake is known for. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ ounce of syrup
  • 1 ounce of rice milk
  • 1 ounce of sake
  • A teaspoon of Scotch
  • 1 ½ ounces of blended Scotch
  • Ice cubes
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

Method:

Mix the ingredients except for the grated nutmeg and make sure that the ingredients have been mixed thoroughly until the mixture is smooth.

When the mixture has been chilled, strain the mixture and garnish with the nutmeg before serving. 

The “Phantom Love Song” Sake Cocktail

The “Phantom Love Song” Sake Cocktail

Our eleventh selection is the Phantom Love Song cocktail which is made using St. Germain and sake, making it a great choice for those who like floral drinks. 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ ounce of lime juice
  • ½ ounce of St. Germain
  • 2 ½ ounces of Sake
  • Ice cubes

Method:

This is an extremely easy cocktail to make as you simply pour all the ingredients into a shaker with the ice cubes and make sure that you shake the mixture vigorously for approximately 30 seconds.

Once you are confident that the mixture is smooth, then it is ready to be poured into a glass and served. 

Cucumber Saketini

Cucumber Saketini

Our twelfth choice is the Cucumber Saketini which is a simple martini-esque drink that is highly refreshing and great for those summer days thanks to the inclusion of the cucumber which complements the taste of the Sake and vodka perfectly.

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber
  • Sake
  • Vodka

Method:

Thanks to the simplicity of this cocktail recipe, this is one of the easiest cocktails to prepare.

Simply mix the ingredients together until you are confident that the flavors have been mixed thoroughly and the consistency is smooth.

You can either mix in cucumber water or garnish the drink with a piece of cucumber. 

Raspberry Sake Tea

Raspberry Sake Tea

Our thirteenth recommendation is the Raspberry Sake Tea cocktail recipe which combines sake and tea, making it highly refreshing and flavorful for those who want a summery and fruity drink.

Ingredients:

  • ½ gallon of water
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 750ml of sake
  • 5 raspberry-flavored tea bags

Method:

This cocktail recipe can take some time to prepare as there are a lot of components involved.

Start by bringing the water to a boil and then add the tea bags whilst removing the heat.

Remove the tea bags while stirring in the sugar until it has fully dissolved in the water.

Pour this into a pitcher and then allow it to cool in the refrigerator. Stir in the sake and the cocktail is ready to serve. 

Lychee & Coconut Sake Cocktail

Lychee & Coconut Sake Cocktail

Our penultimate selection is the Lychee and Coconut Sake Cocktail which is a great choice for those who like a sweet cocktail and contains a lot of ingredients that make it fun to make.

Ingredients: 

  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of sake
  • ¼ cup of whiskey
  • ½ teaspoon of coconut extract
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 can of lychee in light syrup that has not been drained
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 4 cups of ice cubes

Method:

Put all the ingredients except the maraschino cherries into a blender and blend until the mixture is completely smooth, and the flavors have been thoroughly mixed.

Add the cherries into the mixture and then blend the cocktail more until it has turned pink and then pour it into the glasses for serving. 

Green Tea And Sake Cocktails

Green Tea And Sake Cocktails

Our final choice is the Green Tea and Sake Cocktail recipe which is a highly refreshing cocktail that is great for those who like simple flavors.

Ingredients:

  • Green tea
  • Honey
  • Lemongrass
  • A slice of lime
  • Sake

Method:

Mix the green tea and lemongrass before adding the honey. Strain the mixture to get rid of any excess and then pour into a glass with the slice of lime before adding the sake and serving.

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