Minted Sake and Pineapple Cooler
- 1 1/2 cups loosely packed mint leaves (about 1 ounce)
- 1 cup sake
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 (6-ounce) cans pineapple juice, divided
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- Pineapple slices (optional)
Combine mint, sake, and sugar in a blender; process for 2 minutes or until mint is very finely chopped. Strain sake mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Stir in 2 cans pineapple juice and lime juice. Cover and chill.
Pour the remaining 1 can pineapple juice into a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Lay the bag flat in the freezer; freeze 1 hour or until frozen. Combine the sake mixture and frozen pineapple juice in a blender; process 1 minute or until thoroughly combined. Pour about 3/4 cup pineapple mixture into each of 5 glasses, and let stand 1 minute before serving. Garnish with pineapple slices, if desired.
This cocktail is a nice way to introduce sake to novices and a new way for seasoned sake lovers to enjoy the rice wine. Let the finished drink stand for a minute before serving, and it will separate into a beautiful deep green drink topped with sea-green froth. Pouring the pineapple juice into a zip-top bag helps it freeze quickly because it's in a thin layer.
- Yield: 5 servings
|Calories per serving:||160|
|Caloriesfromfat per serving:||1%|
|Fat per serving:||0.2g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||0.0g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||0.0g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||0.1g|
|Protein per serving:||0.8g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||26.8g|
|Fiber per serving:||0.3g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||0.0mg|
|Iron per serving:||0.6mg|
|Sodium per serving:||3mg|
|Calcium per serving:||28mg|
Good to Know
Try this recipe for a non-traditional alcoholic mixed drink. It's low in fat and in carbohydrates. Adding pineapple slices is a sneaky way to get a serving of fruit.