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Strawberry Saketini Recipe

For Happy Hour Bliss, Try Benihana's Strawberry Saketini

Japanese restaurant Benihana 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!). Watch how it's done, and then get the recipe.

Benihana's Strawberry Saketini

Benihana's Strawberry Saketini

Benihana's Strawberry Saketini


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


  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.

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