Saké Spritz


Saké Spritz

Made by Suzanne Henricksen

Did you know that you can make cocktails with Saké? Just like sipping spirits, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up with some fruity flavors to keep it refreshing! You can make cocktails with sake the same way! This one we made with a new sake from Tippsy Sake.

Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu has tasting notes of asian pear, melon, and banana. This cocktail has a fresh citrus flavor that perfectly compliments the light and dry profile and fruity flavors of the sake.

Save this one for a night that you’re having fish tacos or sushi! It’s the perfect pairing

Sake Spritz

Let’s Get Shakin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: Shaker, Strainer

Difficulty: Easy


2 ½ oz saké (we used Wakatake “Onikoroshi” Junmai Genshu, from Tippsy Sake)

1 oz elderflower liqueur (we used St. Elder)

1 oz cranberry juice

½ oz lemon juice

Dry champagne, cava, or sparkling water (we used Iron Horse Vineyards Rainbow Cuvee – which is in celebration of Pride Month)

Lemon or orange bitters

Lemon zest garnish

  1. Add saké, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled.
  3. Strain into a champagne flute, top with champagne and 2-3 drops of the bitters.
  4. Garnish with a lemon zest and enjoy!
Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail

But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well!

So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well! 

  • Sweet 50% 50%
  • Sour 50% 50%
  • Spiritous 40% 40%
  • Refreshing 80% 80%
  • Complex/Funky/Unique 50% 50%
Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…

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