But this concoction is too good to be an also-ran. Let’s shine a light on this smooth sipper, perfect for a little weekend libation. It’s refreshing, it’s summery (but not exclusively so – this drink will serve you well all the way through autumn), and it goes down easy.
Serve With: A bowl of nuts or pretzels. Nothing too zesty that might overpower the light, delicate flavors of the cocktail. Enjoy the long weekend, and Happy Labor Day!
Recipe source: Ilise Goldberg
Makes one cocktail
- 2 ounces Sake
- 1 ounce Kurant Vodka
- ½ ounce Cointreau
- 2 ounces Cranberry juice
- ¼ ounce Fresh Lime juice
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
- 3 strips of orange zest
- 3 strips of lime zest
- In a high ball or Collins glass, zest two strips each of the orange and lime.
- In a cocktail shaker, mix all liquid ingredients with ice until chilled.
- Add fresh ice to the cocktail glass and pour the drink into the glass.
- Garnish with one additional strip each of orange and lime zest.