Japanese Wasabi Cocktail

This boozy beverage will fire up your taste buds and provide a health boost.

Japanese Wasabi Cocktail
 James Wojcik

This killer cocktail doesn’t just pack a punch in terms of flavor.

Thanks to wasabi powder, it also provides a serious health boost. Wasabi is known to reduce blood pressure, improve bone strength and liver function, and kill cancer cells.

It also goes perfectly with a serving of pork and scallop dumplings.

Recipes by Chef James Briscione and Anthony Caporale of the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 bar spoon wasabi powder
  • 2 oz water
  • 2 oz sake
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, plus lime hull
  • 1/2 oz wasabi water
  • 3 thyme sprigs

Mix together wasabi powder and water, stirring well to dissolve.

Add sake, lime juice and hull, wasabi water, and 2 thyme sprigs to shaker half-filled with ice, and shake well.

Strain into a Collins glass over ice and garnish with remaining thyme sprig.