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Drink of the Day: Wasabi Cucumber Saketini - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Wasabi Cucumber Saketini

January 20, 2016 | By |

Good morning!  It has been a long layoff due to some personal issues, but I am finally ready to get this going in full swing again.

To start off on the right note, I am introducing a cocktail that uses sake for it’s base.  This is something that Jason Neiswanger, Sushi Chef extraordinaire at Twiisted, and I have come up with to enhance our sake sales at our restaurant.  I must tell you that the cucumber gives it a nice refreshing flavor and the wasabi brings it back with a little heat just when you thought you were finished enjoying the flavor of the last sip.  An interesting combination that will entice you to take another drink of this beverage.

Count on seeing me every day from here on out.  Sorry for the absence.  I assure you that I am back on for the daily blog that you grew accustomed to seeing the last couple years.


Wasabi Cucumber SaketiniIMG_0159

A pea-sized amount of wasabi

Two slices of cucumber quartered.

1/2 oz. Honey Syrup

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

2 oz. Premium Sake


Glass:  Chilled Cocktail Glass                             Garnish:  Cucumber slice

Method:  Drop the wasabi and the cucumber into a mixing glass.  Add the measures of honey syrup and lemon juice.  Muddle the contents to allow the cucumber and wasabi flavors to infiltrate the fluids.  Add the sake.  Add ice.  Cap with a tin and shake vigorously for about fifteen seconds.  Strain contents into a chilled cocktail glass.  Add a cucumber wheel to the rim of the glass.


This Day in History:

1801 – John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

1964 – The Beatles released their first album in the United States titled, “Meet the Beatles”.

1981 – 52 American hostages that were seized from the American embassy in Tehran were released after 444 days in captivity.

1981 – Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the oldest US president to take office at the age of 69 years and 349 days.

1986 – Martin Luther King Day was celebrated as a National Holiday for the first time.


Notable Birthday:

American astronaut, Buzz Aldrin was born on this date in 1930.

Notable Quote:

“An investment in knowledge pays the most interest.”  –  Benjamin Franklin



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  1. JJ Sang says:

    Is drink of the day gone for good?

    • No. I will be getting it going again on April 1.
      Many personal issues that have now been taken care of was the cause of my absence. I am sure that these are now behind me and I can get this going again with no stoppage after the first of next month. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for checking in!

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