This drink would go wonderfully with grilled fish steaks, from bold tuna to mild mahi mahi. Think of it as an alternative to the traditional steakhouse pairing of a ribeye and a gin martini. And while it isn't as American as say, a can of Midwestern beer or California wine, it would be an elegant addition to any 4th of July bash.
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- Yield:1 drink
- Five 2-inch slices of cucumber, peeled, plus 1 slice for garnish
- 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces dry sake
- 1 lime slice, for garnish
In a mixing glass, combine the cucumber, lime, and simple syrup. Crush or muddle the cucumber against the glass with the back of a spoon or muddler.
Put a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour the sake and cucumber-lime mixture over the ice. Shake until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini or wine glass. Garnish with a lime slice or cucumber slice.