A bran-removed rice wine made in Japan, where it is the national beverage. Sake can be served at various temperatures.
A distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. It can be made from grain, potatoes, rice, beans, beets, fruit or even wood; 40% ABV.
A refreshing tasting watery vegetable used in some cocktails like the Gin and Tonic. Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.
Combine sake and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake briefly. Or stir with ice. Proportions can be adjusted for taste. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a cucumber wheel. #shake #stir #straight
Adapted from Mirezi, NYC.