Although this is great with fresh mint, try it with different herbs such as pineapple sage, a blossoming herb that's beautiful to grow at home.


  • 720 milliliter bottle of sake
  • 2 cups fresh, ripe melon chunks, such as honeydew
  • 10 big mint leaves, or two large sprigs


In a glass pitcher, combine all of the ingredients. Regrigerate and allow to infuse for 24 hours (no longer or the mint can get too strong and the melon can start to lose its flavor). Strain the melon and mint out and return the sake to the pitcher.

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Submitted 3/27/06.
Source: Sake: A modern guide
Submitted By: Brandon Smith

Melon and Mint Infused Sake