With the holidays very quickly approaching, check out a few guilt-free and festive sake cocktail options, all under 200 calories!
These cocktails, made with Hiro Sake are a great option for hosts that want to treat their guests to something unique, flavorful and healthy to sip on while also lessening the chance of a hangover the next day. Win-win situation!
Hiro is naturally gluten free, preservative free, histamine free, sulfite free and low in sugar – majority of which have been known to produce hangovers. Hiro is a smart choice for cocktails with only 39 calories per oz. which is half that of a typical Vodka.
Hirohito – Mint Champagne Cocktail (159 calories)
6-8 mint leaves
1 1/2 oz Hiro Blue
3⁄4 oz simple syrup
3⁄4 oz lime juice
3 oz champagne (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled
sprig of mint for garnish
Muddle the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add the sake, simple syrup, and
lime. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into
a wine glass and top with the champagne. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Super Hiro (171 calories)
2.5 oz Hiro Blue
1 oz Vodka
Pour sake and vodka in a cocktail shaker over
cubed ice and shake well. Strain into a glass and
garnish with a slice of Japanese cucumber.
Hironori (*220 calories)
2 oz Hiro Red
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse liqueur
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz cinnamon syrup
Stir all ingredients with ice until well chilled (about 30 seconds) then strain into a
cocktail strainer. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
To make cinnamon syrup, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1 stick of
cinnamon broken into pieces in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to
dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer, then simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain. Keeps in the fridge in a covered container for at
least 2-3 weeks.