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Blood Orange-Ginger Saketini: A Refreshing Cocktail & "Simple Saturday Sipper"

Posted Feb 20 2010 2:01am

We haven't had a cocktail as a "Simple Saturday Sipper" in quite some time, (December actually!), and this was a cocktail kind of week. It wasn't a bad week, in fact it was a great week for lots of reasons--just a really busy one. So to end the week, a fun alcoholic beverage was needed. This Blood-Orange-Ginger Saketini came about when I came across some beautiful blood oranges at a newly opened gourmet grocery store by my house. Less than $2.00 for 3 of them, I knew I wanted them in a drink, but wasn't sure what I was going to make until I got home and saw a small bottle of sparkling sake. For a little extra kick, I decided to add some agave-sweetened ginger syrup that I have in my in my fridge.

Blood Orange-Ginger Saketini
by Deb, Kahakai Kitchen

(Makes 2)

1/3 cup blood orange juice (from about 2 & 1/2 blood oranges)
1 ounce ginger syrup or juice
about 8 oz cold sparkling sake
blood orange slices to garnish

Equally divide blood orange juice and ginger syrup into two martini glasses. Top with sparkling sake and serve with blood orange slices as a garnish. Sip and enjoy.

Notes/Results: Ahhh...perfect! Lightly sweet, a pop from the ginger and some fizzy goodness from the sparkling sake make this a delicious cocktail. Simple to make and the color is so pretty too. A perfect sipper to kick off the weekend--which since I am taking back to back cooking classes all day today, isn't looking any quieter than my week. Oh well... ;-)

So what are your weekend plans?
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