2 1⁄2 oz Sake
1 oz Gin
Instructions

Stir, strain, up, garnish with a salted cherry blossom.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Kenta Goto, Bar Goto, NYC.
Year
2015
Is an
authentic recipe
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  • Definitely 5★ in terms of looks. Taste is simple and sake forward. I would add a pinch of salt before mixing, especially if using fresh Sakura (which is even better looking).
  • a sake-dominant drink. — ★★★
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Comments

Made with Drumshanbo Gunpowder gin, Brooklyn Kura Blue Door Junmai sake, and Luxardo Maraschino (and a dash of Regan's orange bitters to make up for the lack of the cherry blossom). The green tea notes of the gin works very, very well - I would recommend using Roku or any other Japanese gin here as well. The drink is well-balanced when using these ingredients; the sake does not overpower the gin's botanicals.

If you can find sake bermutto (vermouth made from sake), consider using it here and increasing the proportion of gin.