Sake Green Tea Martini with Crushed Peppercorns

Sake Green Tea Martini with Crushed Peppercorns

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time



2 people

Sake, the traditional Japanese rice wine, meets the classic American martini in this trendy cocktail. Peppercorn Mélange provides an eye-catching garnish.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • McCormick® Gourmet Collection Peppercorn Melange
  • 1 1/2 ounces dry sake
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce green tea liqueur
  • 1 small cucumber (optional)


  • 1 Place peppercorns in large resealable plastic bag. Close tightly. Pound with a rolling pin, mallet or heavy skillet until coarsely cracked. Pour out onto a small plate. Wet outside rims of martini glasses with water. Dip glasses in cracked peppercorns to lightly coat.
  • 2
  • 3 Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add sake, vodka and green tea liqueur; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into martini glasses.
  • 4
  • 5 If desired, scoop out small cucumber balls from peeled cucumber using a melon baller. Slice thin strips of cucumber peel and float in the martinis.



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