Sake it to Me and a Cocktail Link Party

Reflections and poorly made glassware can make some fun effects

Reflections and poorly made glassware can make some fun effects

We’re excited to be joining Donna and Chad over at The Slow Roasted Italian for a weekly Ladies Night Cocktail party. If you haven’t checked out their blog, you’re missing out. Each week, we’ll be linking up new appetizers and cocktails and are inviting you to join in on the fun. (The recipe with the most links will be featured over at The Slow Roasted Italian and they’ll also feature their weekly favorite.)

Check out the rules below and please add your favorites. This week we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, but bring whatever you LOVE.

Anyhow, we’ll kick off the party with a Saketini. This is a really simple twist on the classic martini, and a great way to use up some leftover sake.

For those folks out there who do not like gin, then soak some cucumber slices in the vodka before mixing it. This will give it an herbal/floral flavor to mimic the gin. Or something like that.


  • 3 oz gin
  • 1 oz sake
  • squeeze of lemon juice

Pour all ingredients in a large cup filled with ice. Stir a few times, strain into a martini glass and serve with a cocktail onion or two.

Here are the Link Party rules:
1.  Link up to 3 appetizers and/or cocktails
2.  Link back to the Ladies Night Cocktail Party or Grab a Button (code below)
3. Link directly to the post
4.  Party will go on through Sunday evening (submissions end Sunday at 11:59pm Arizona time)

The Slow Roasted Italian
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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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24 Responses to Sake it to Me and a Cocktail Link Party

  1. We are elated to have you joining us for Ladies Night! It is going to be a fabulous party. Great cocktail. Leftover sake? Hmmm….. I think that may be an anomaly. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    For a second I thought the onions were mini Bocconcini cheese in the glass…now that would make an unusual cocktail, for sure. I’m not a huge gin lover, so I’ll just steel the onions out of your glass and sip on my vodka martini instead. Happy Valentine’s Day to you both Greg and Katherine.

  3. Caroline says:

    Too cool, glad you’re joining Donna–what a fun idea. This drink sounds great. Happy valentine’s day!

  4. sallybr says:

    Hope I did it right…. Happy Valentine’s Greg Rufus and Katherine!

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    A virtual pub crawl. Gotta love it!
    Have a great Valentine’s Day!

  6. Mad Dog says:

    Saketini sounds very good 🙂

  7. nrhatch says:

    Have fun with cyber cocktail party.

  8. egg me on says:

    Love this drink, and I love crashing ladies night! I added a few of my own apps to the link (hope I did it right). Parrrr-tay!

  9. Love that Greg is participating in Ladies Night Cocktail party!

  10. petit4chocolatier says:

    Immediately thought of the song; It’s ladies night! Excellent recipe and gathering!

  11. Kristy says:

    Always late to the party. 😉 Still I’m usually one of the last to go home…so that makes up for it right! I’m with Eva though – can’t take the gin so much. Mike could handle it though.

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