Courgette Sake Martini
I had a couple of sad looking courgettes at the bottom of the fridge and just a wee bit of Sumi sake from Kanpai left over from last night. Cocktail time! Sumi is clear and off-dry with tropical fruit flavours and a hint of caramelised nuts. Its fragrant, fruity taste pairs really well with courgette water becoming almost applely, and a splash of fresh lemon juice gives it a zip and zing.
By the way, keep the grated courgettes to make delicious grated courgette patties.
60ml courgette water
1tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
2tbs simple syrup
1. Wash and grate 2 courgettes. This should yield enough liquid for 1 drink. Place the grated courgettes in a cheese cloth and squeeze the liquid into a small jug.
2. Put some ice in a shaker. Add the courgette water, sake, lemon juice and syrup.
3. Shake vigorously to combine, until the shaker is painfully cold to hold.
4. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a chilled martini glass.