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.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.

Kathryn Conrad
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; calories from fat 1%; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; mono fatg; poly fat 0.1g; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterolmg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 3mg; calcium 28mg.