So we didn’t get that sushi on last night’s Fell’s Point excursion, which means its definitely on the menu for tonight. We haven’t had any since we left for Europe, so it’s high time.
The combination of tasty maki and warm weather with extra daylight puts us in mind of one of the Chop’s favorite cocktails, Sake Punch. We’re also going to go ahead and claim credit for its creation, since a quick search of Drinks Mixer and Webtender didn’t turn up anything terribly close. You can whip this up in a cocktail shaker, or reach for a pitcher for entertaining guests, passing around the dinner table, or long evenings sitting on the stoop.
The Baltimore Chop’s Sake Punch Recipe:
>>> 1 oz. Stolichnaya Red Label Vodka (or substitute equal or better quality.)
>>> 3 oz. Sake (We like to use Momokawa Pearl, and can recommend their entire line. The important decision is cloudy or clear. Either works well, as long as you stay away from the cheap stuff.)
>>> .5 oz. Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry Juice.
>>> 1 Lemon Wedge or Twist of Lemon
If you’re reading this, then you obviously already know how to mix a good drink, so we won’t detail process. There are also hundreds of possible variations if you mix and match juices, sakes and flavored vodkas. We will however state that all measurements are approximate, and you should mix to your own personal taste.