Sake Sangria | Cocktail Party

Sake Sangria

Sake Sangria cocktail with fresh orange and blackberries, sake, cognac, lychee, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup

The Sake Sangria from Izakaya Den in Denver, Colorado, is one of our favorite ways to show off the versatility of sake. Long treated as a novelty in snobby cocktail circles, it’s finally coming into its own. We’re so delighted at the new wave of sake cocktail recipes that do more than toss in a splash of juice and call it a day.

Sake and cognac (or brandy) seems an odd choice, but it’s a masterful combination that, along with the juice from the blackberries, provides a surprisingly wine-like backbone to the drink. The lychee puree (or syrup) provides a wonderful velvety texture, and the fresh fruit is well-chosen for the sangria flavor profile.

Ingredients

Instructions

Muddle the orange and blackberries at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients, shake with ice, and strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Garnish with more blackberries and a wide strip of orange peel.

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