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recipe: sake with grapefruit and ginger

Hein van Tonder

Pulses and grains combine with veggies and fruit in cool-weather dishes that deliver on colour, flavour and texture. In our #HLArchitectureIssue, experiential food artist Caro de Waal creates five standout dishes for you to recreate at home. To pair with all five, try this sake cocktail featuring grapefruit and ginger.

sake with grapefruit and ginger

1 large thumb of ginger
800ml sake
1 grapefruit, quartered

Peel and slice half the ginger into very thin slices and set aside to use for garnish.
Grate the remaining ginger and add 2 teaspoons to the sake, mixing well.
Squeeze the grapefruit quarters into the sake and ginger mixture. Adjust to taste by adding more grapefruit or a little more ginger.
Fill 4 glasses with ice. Mix the sake well to distribute the ginger evenly and pour into the glasses. Serve with thin slices of ginger and some extra grapefruit wedges.


Pick up our June issue for Caro's five other recipes, now on shelves.