Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Copyright 2007 by Cooking With The Single Guy

1 shot sake (Japanese rice wine)
½ shot triple sec
juice squeezed from half a lime*
1 maraschino cherry

In a cocktail shaker, add a few ice cubes and then pour in the sake, triple sec and lime juice. Shake well and pour through strainer into a martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Makes one drink.

* If your cocktail shaker yields two glasses, then add juice from a whole lime.

TIP: The whole idea of the maraschino cherry is to replicate the Japanese flag with the red rising sun. So when dropping in your cherry, make sure to remove the stem to create the allusion of the sun.

SHOPPING FOR SAKE: Sake, the rice wine from Japan, has been growing in popularity for the last few years. So much so that you can fine a variety of nice sake to choose from in California retailers. Just like regular wine, sake can vary in taste depending on where it’s produced and the ingredients used.

In Hayes Valley, True Sake is one of the best places to explore the many flavors of sake. The clerks are very knowledgeable and they can explain the different tastes of sake. Good sake can be served cold and doesn’t need to be warmed up like the old days.

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