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This is number two in the series of sake, and for this one we’ll have a variation on the mule that I’m calling Raba, which is Japanese for mule. This also incorporates a wash of chartreuse, which I have become fond of in that last month or so. Don’t forget that with a wash you only want enough to get a subtle hint of it in there, it shouldn’t be a strong flavor component. So, without any more ramblings, here we go:


Add to an old fashioned glass that has been washed in green chartreuse and filled with ice:

  • 2 oz Nigori Sake
  • 1 oz London Dry Gin
  • 1 dash of Regan’s orange bitters
  • top with spicy ginger beer
  • garnish with a lime

This would also make a good lunchtime or early afternoon highball if you didn’t want it to be as strong as this.

Cocky Yamazaki #2

Congratulations to Bryan and Beth on their beautiful wedding! Two of my best friends were married on the fifth, so I was out of town and away from the blog for a few to have the honor of being a groomsman, thank you, and cheers to you both!

A one post break from my promised sake series is due, Cocky Yamazaki has been getting some press in the DC cocktail scene. Here are some articles for your perusal, though one of them did mix up some of the numbers I gave, they are still worth a read:

The Examiner

Capital Cooking

Brightest Young Things

Drink DC

Thank you for your support thus far, more great and bleeding edge cocktails are on their way.


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