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.
4 strawberries, halved
1 ounce strawberry puree
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce nigori sake
1 ounce cranberry juice
- Muddle strawberry halves in the bottom of a shaker.
- Fill shaker with ice, and add strawberry puree, vodka, sake, and cranberry juice.
- Shake vigorously until chilled, and then strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a strawberry half.
- Cocktails, Drinks
- Serves 1