Saketini

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The saketini is a cocktail that uses sake as its base, along with other ingredients such as simple syrups, distilled spirits, liqueurs, juices and garnishes. The name saketini is a portmanteau of "sake" and "martini", a cocktail traditionally made from gin and vermouth.

History[edit]

The 2015 work "The Cocktail Detective" attributes the drinks invention to the chef Matsuda, in Queens during the 1964 World's Fair, and only later reviving it in the 1990s.[1][self-published source?]

Preceding the resurgence in popularity of the martini in the early 2000s, people began using sake as a mixer in cocktails, simultaneous with a larger broadening of the term "martini" to include a wide variety of cocktails.[citation needed] Some cocktail purists feel the saketini is an insult to the integrity of the classic gin-vermouth cocktail. Others, such as mixologist Lucy Brennan,[2][3] approve of the saketini and have adapted and concocted many sake-based cocktail recipes. Hiroaki Aoki, the founder of Benihana restaurants, says in the 2003 book Sake: Water From Heaven: "if a cocktail made with sake is pleasing to the palate, why should tradition stand in the way of progress?"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J.C. Phillips; Dina Watson (3 December 2015). The Cocktail Detectives. Lulu.com. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-1-329-60680-7.
  2. ^ Saketini; Historie; Opskrifter
  3. ^ Lovely Saketinis Imbibe Magazine

Further reading[edit]

  • Griffith Frost and John Gauntner Sake Pure and Simple p. 110 reference to sake cocktails
  • Rocky Aoki with Pierre A. Lehu Sake Water From Heaven p. 108 sake cocktail recipes and statement

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