Nobara Cocktail

Try this pretty sake-based cocktail by Steve Manktelow at your next drinks party
Nobara Cocktail
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus cooling time
  • Effort: easy


  • 75 ml Kikusui Mukantei sake, or other light sake
  • 15 ml rose syrup, (see below)
  • 3 slices lemons
  • 1 dashes of mineral water, chilled
  • ice cubes, for shaking
  • 3 red rose petals, for decoration

For the rose syrup

  • 1 handfuls fresh red rose petals
  • water
  • caster sugar

Tips and Suggestions

Leftover rose syrup can be stored in a sealed bottle in the fridge indefinitely.


1. For the rose syrup: put the rose petals into a small saucepan and add water to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Cool.

2. Strain through a sieve into a measuring cup, then return liquid to a clean saucepan. Add an equal amount of caster sugar and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Leave to cool.

4. Put all cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake to blend. Strain into a chilled martini glass and decorate with rose petals.

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