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3 Delicious Sake Cocktails You Need to Be Drinking

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Sake is not just for sipping neat. Cocktails containing this Japanese spirit, distilled from rice, have been popping up all over the country. Perfect for those looking for a lighter cocktail, sake can really elevate drinks to an entirely different level. These are three ways to try it.

1. Thai Me Up Thai Me Down

Sake can carry a cocktail all on its own, but why not pair it with another spirit? In this cocktail you can choose either vodka or gin to accompany the Thai basil–infused sake. Makrut lime simple syrup, lime juice and yuzu bitters bring the refreshing citrus, and a bit of coconut milk contributes creamy richness.

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2. Lychee Sake

The heady tropical bouquet of lychee fruit is tempered when combined with dry sake in this unique, easy cocktail, served as a shot with a whole lychee garnish.

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3. Cherry Vanilla Sparkler

A fizzy cocktail with cherry and vanilla? Sign us up. The Cherry Vanilla Sparkler is a light and bubbly drink to sip up when you’re dreaming of the warmer months (grab some bottled pure cherry juice if cherries aren’t in season).

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