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.”
Thrice Rice Sake Cocktail
Recipe adapted from Thomas Waugh, Karasu, Brooklyn, NY
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
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
Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish
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.