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Sake sangria

Japanese sake is a potent alcoholic beverage made from rice. In America, sake is normally served hot and straight in Japanese restaurants. However, sake can also be used to make a variety of delicious cocktails.

Sake sangria

Beginning on Labor Day, Benihana restaurants will start serving their new Sake Sangria. Benihana was kind enough to share this recipe for an at-home version of the refreshing drink.

Sake sangria

per person

  • 1 oz sake
  • 3 oz Beaujolais wine
  • 1 oz plum wine
  • 1/4 oz grenadine syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 orange slices
  • 1 apple wedge


  1. Start by slicing an apple and an orange into 1/2 wedges.
  2. Mix sake, Beaujolais and plum wine, grenadine syrup and orange juice in a cool, tall mixing glass.
  3. Squeeze 2 orange wedges into the mix and drop them into the mixing glass.
  4. Add 1 apple wedge.
  5. Add ice and shake vigorously for ten seconds with a cocktail shaker.
  6. Garnish with an orange wedge.

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