It was all a dream.....
...a dream cloud Sake cocktail! This week we are pairing honeydew melon with a Sasanigori Sake. This combination is literally like a cloud! A quick lesson: Sake, the national beverage of Japan, is made from fermented rice. Sake has many classifications and varieties. Nigori is one of the styles or classifications of Sake; it translates to "Cloudy Sake". Sasanigori translates to lightly cloudy. That cloudy-ness refers to how much of the rice particles are suspended in the Sake... so be sure to shake your bottle gently before pouring. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages
This makes 2 drinks! Let's get started!
2 chunks/balls of honeydew or cantaloupe
5 oz. Sasanigori Sake
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3 oz. Chilled Green Tea
~1/2 Cup Chopped Honeydew or Cantaloupe
You will also need, 2 coupe glasses, 2 cocktail picks, shaker cup and a strainer.
Add your melon & simple syrup (1/2 oz) into your shaker cup and muddle.
Add remaining ingredients to shaker cup:
Green Tea (3 oz)
Sasanigori Sake (5 oz) (we used Shirakawago Sasanigori Sake)
Shake vigorously for 20 seconds or so.
Pour evenly between your two coup glasses.
Skewer melon pieces with your cocktail picks to garnish.
"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
-Japanese proverb attributed to Soichiro Honda