I have been wanting to create another sake cocktail but wanted to add a seasonal spin. This is the perfect summer sake cocktail with the addition of rainier cherries and Aperol. I traditionally have sushi or some type of Japanese food on Friday nights so I figured this would be the perfect addition to my Friday night meal or happy hour.
I am planning on inviting a few friends over and serving a pitcher of these cocktails along with some easy appetizers including edamame, seared tuna, and a sesame salad. I love making drinks that are easily enhanced. This drinks takes your ordinary sake and enhances the flavor with summer infusions. Crank up your Friday night with the summer sake cocktail!
- 2 ounces of Sake
- 1 ounce Aperol
- 1 ounce of club soda
- 6 rainier cherries (4 for the drink and 2 for the garnish)
- ½ cup of ice
Garnish: Rainier cherries
- In a cocktail shaker add Sake, Aperol, rainier cherries, and ice
- Muddle mixture then shake for 20 seconds and strain mixture into serving glass
- Top with club soda
- Garnish: Rainier Cherries