I was looking for a creative twist on sangria when I stumbled across Japanese sake. I’d always loved the way it paired so perfectly with sushi, and thought it would be a great addition to a fruit-filled sangria. And so I set out to create a Japanese Sake Sangria that would be the perfect addition to an evening with friends.
I started by gathering my favorite fruits – limes, oranges and strawberries – and squeezing some of the citrus into the pitcher. Then I added a bottle of Japanese sake and a bit of sugar to sweeten it up. I stirred it all together with a wooden spoon, and added some extra strawberries and limes to garnish the pitcher.
When I served it to my family, I was thrilled with the reaction. Everyone loved the flavor of the Japanese sake sangria – it was sweet and tart, and the sake added a unique depth of flavor. My daughter said it reminded her of a summer day spent on the beach, and my husband said it was the perfect accompaniment to our dinner. I knew I’d hit upon something special.
If you’re looking for a unique twist on sangria, this Japanese sake sangria is a great option. With the sweet and tart flavors of citrus and the unique depth of flavor from the sake, it’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Tip: You can also use other fruits, such as apples and pears, in place of the limes, oranges and strawberries. For an extra kick, add a splash of vodka or brandy.
Variations: For a non-alcoholic version, omit the sake and add sparkling water or ginger ale.
Expert Japanese Sake Sangria
- Large pitcher, citrus juicer, wooden spoon
- 1 bottle Japanese sake
- 3 limes, sliced
- 2 oranges, sliced
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 0.25 cup sugar
- In a large pitcher, combine the Japanese sake, sliced limes, oranges and strawberries.
- Add the sugar and stir until combined.
- Serve over ice and garnish with extra fruit, if desired.