Sake is an often overlooked cocktail recipe ingredient. I don’t use it very often, but I am always intrigued when I do. The sake is ever so gentle in the background of this Citrus Mistress cocktail. If you were unaware sake was used as the base spirit, you might never know it was there at all.
To be perfectly honest I chose this cocktail because of the name. I couldn’t resist! The drink is nicely balanced in flavor. It leans slightly more to the citrus tart side rather than too sweet. Raspberry liqueur lingers softly in the taste, just barely there playing in the background like a gentle tune. I like that. It gives this citrus cocktail a bit of delicate whimsy while remaining sophisticated and classy.
Citrus Mistress Cocktail Recipe
Citrus Mistress – from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau Timken and Sare Deseran
2 ounces Sake
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/4 ounce Chambord
1/2 ounce fresh Lime Juice
1/2 ounce fresh Orange Juice
Fresh Raspberries Garnish
Place liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
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