The Vacation Cocktail is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that you can make at home. It is simple and easy to prepare and tastes great. Some of the earliest recorded Vacation cocktails were developed for people who traveled by train in the 1800s. One of these was called The Whim Wham, which was made with gin, brandy, dry champagne, sugar syrup, lemon peel and nutmeg. It was served in a silver-plated bowl with crushed ice because it had to be mixed at the time it was served due to the constant moving of the train.

Spirit Used


1 ounce Gin
1 ounce Red Sake ("Asamurasaki" by Kiuchi Brewery)
1 ounce Yuzu Wine (Also from Kiuchi Brewery)
¼ ounce Simple Syrup
Garnish: Blackberry


1. Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice.
2. (Do not shake the ingredients in order to avoid bruising sake) Pour the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with blackberry. (Red sake and yuzu wine is available in the U.S.)
4. Yuzu wine is a rare complex blend of lime, lemon, grapefruit, mandrine orange.

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