I thought Asian-Latin fusion cuisine was crazy, but those Korean Beef Tacos I just made were so good! So maybe this fusion cuisine thing isn’t so weird after all. Maybe, LOL! So I thought I would keep going with this theme just to make sure. Today it’s Japanese-Cuban fusion cocktails with the Sake Mojito. It sounds just as odd to me as Korean tacos, but look how that turned out. Still, sake with mint and lime? I don’t know about this…
Refreshing sake mojito with crushed mint and a splash of lime, perfect for that warm day in the backyard.
Most of the ingredients are basics that are easy to find in typical grocery stores, even the sake. Don’t believe me? Check the wine section at a local grocery store. Mine keeps it on a bottom shelf, but it’s there.
I’ve heard the brand I bought, Gekkeikan, called the Budweiser of sake and my local grocery store stocks it for around $10. I normally only cook with this brand because it’s on the dry side (I prefer sweet sake), but I thought a dry sake would work best for this cocktail. Spoiler alert: it did!
This sake mojito was simple to make and only took me 4 minutes. Although I enjoy flavored syrups and infusions, there was none of that here. Just a little muddling and shaking to blend the mint, lime, sugar, and sake.
And speaking of sugar, there isn’t much to this cocktail. I’m the kind of person who likes my cocktails on the crisp side, so that wasn’t a disappointment.
In addition to the ingredients, this cocktail recipe calls for the following equipment:
So how was my sake mojito? Keep reading to find out!