Ginger Saketinis

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Made with gin and a hint of lemon, these ginger saketinis are crisp and refreshing.

For Marc’s birthday back in October, we had a bit of an Asia theme for our food (even though he really only wanted Chinese food, I decided to go overboard). I’m sure I already told you all of this. Anyway, I of course, I wanted to take things to the next level by making a fun cocktail.

Have you ever had a cocktail with sake in it? I absolutely love them. I order them every chance I get (which isn’t all that often) and I especially love them paired with ginger. Although, pear is also a really great pair too – because it’s a pear. Get it? Ok. I’m terrible. Anyway, the ginger and sake are perfect together.

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Ginger Saketinis | cocktail recipe | simplywhisked.com

My favorite cocktail mixer is definitely ginger beer. Seriously, I’ve already used it in a few recipes (check out my ginger pear cocktail and the delicious strawberry mocktail mule). So I decided to make something with the two of them. This time, the main element was gin because we always need to change things up. Right?

Ginger Saketinis | cocktail recipe | simplywhisked.com

I’ve had these a few times already and I’ve used both lemon and lime juice. Whatever you have on hand works just fine, but I preferred the lemon. It was just so crisp and fresh. Either way, you’ll love them.

Ginger Saketinis | cocktail recipe | simplywhisked.com

Ginger Saketinis | cocktail recipe | simplywhisked.com

Ginger Saketinis

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces sake
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


  1. In a shaker with ice, combine the gin, sake and lemon juice. Shake until very cold.
  2. Pour into chosen glasses (over ice, if desired). Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lemon slice.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Ginger Saketinis | cocktail recipe | simplywhisked.com

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    January 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm


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    March 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    What kind of sake did you use in your ginger sakitini?

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      Melissa Belanger
      March 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Honestly, I have no idea. I haven’t made it in a while, but we don’t have much of a selection at our store, so I got what I could!

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