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For Happy Hour Bliss, Try Benihana's Strawberry Saketini


Japanese restaurant Benihana [1] may be known for its teppanyaki grill masters, but it also boasts some solid signature cocktails, among them a strawberry saketini. We learned how to make the drink, which melds unfiltered sake with fresh strawberry puree for a drink that's refreshing for Summer (we'd try pairing it with the chain's chicken fried rice [2]!). Watch how it's done, and then get the recipe.

Benihana's Strawberry Saketini

Benihana's Strawberry Saketini

Benihana's Strawberry Saketini

Ingredients

4 strawberries, halved
Ice
1 ounce strawberry puree
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce nigori sake
1 ounce cranberry juice

Directions

  1. Muddle strawberry halves in the bottom of a shaker.
  2. Fill shaker with ice, and add strawberry puree, vodka, sake, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake vigorously until chilled, and then strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry half.

Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/food/Strawberry-Saketini-Recipe-31080931