Dragon mojito cocktail


Dragon mojito cocktail

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Mint meets pineapple, ginger and sake for a refreshing twist on your go-to summer cocktail.


  • 4 lime wedges
  • 2 1-in. pieces ripe pineapple
  • 1 cm cube fresh ginger
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup Gekkeikan sake
  • soda water


  • Combine all ingredients except sake, soda and one piece of pineapple in a highball glass. Muddle until fruit is mashed. Add sake, then fill the glass with crushed ice. Top with soda. Garnish with pineapple and more mint. (This refreshing, thirst-quenching fusion gets shaken up by Montreal mixologist Lawrence Picard at Café des Éclusiers.)

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*For simple syrup, bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil. Cool before using.