Sakura Martini

  • Serves

    makes one cocktail

  • Cook

    15 minutes


Tokyo native Kenta Goto of Bar Goto in New York City has elevated the once-maligned saketini to a state of floral elegance by mixing Plymouth gin with oak-aged Junmai sake, sweet maraschino liqueur, and salted cherry blossoms.


  • Salted cherry blossoms, to garnish
  • 2 12 oz. sake
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 14 tsp. maraschino liqueur


Step 1

In a small bowl, soak some cherry blossoms in hot tap water for 10 minutes. Pour the blossoms through a fine sieve, and rinse in cold water. Drain and dry thoroughly with paper towels.

Step 2

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir the sake with the gin and maraschino liqueur. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with cherry blossom before serving.

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