Thrice Rice Sake Cocktail Recipe

3 types of rice are packed into this perfectly sweet cocktail

The name of this cocktail pays homage to a recipe featuring rice three ways: sake, rice milk and puffed rice-infused Scotch. The orgeat syrup adds the perfect nutty sweetness to finish off this silky cocktail we can't put down.

Make sure you use nigori sake for this recipe. Nigori, which roughly translates to "cloudy," is unfiltered, giving the rice wine its murky appearance. Sweet compared to most sakes, nigori is the perfect choice for this cocktail.

To learn more, read "Sake It to Me."

Recipe adapted from Thomas Waugh, Karasu, Brooklyn, NY

Thrice Rice Sake Cocktail
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This sake cocktail blends smoky Scotch with smooth rice milk and nutty orgeat syrup.
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • 1½ ounces blended Scotch
  • 1 ounce nigori sake
  • 1 ounce rice milk
  • ½ ounce orgeat syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Laphroaig Islay Scotch
  • Ice
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish
  1. In a mixing glass, combine all of the ingredients, except the nutmeg, and stir until well chilled. Strain into a sake cup and garnish with the grated nutmeg, then serve.
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