Food & Drink

White Cloud: A Sake-Based Spin on the Piña Colada Good for Year-Round Sipping

Equal parts vodka, coconut puree, and nigori-style sake, this cocktail, from Roku, a Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood, is great-looking, tasty, and versatile. The unfiltered, slightly cloudy style of sake adds body to the drink while still retaining a certain lightness. Combined with the coconut puree, it’s like a spin on a Piña Colada that works equally well for warm- or cold-weather sipping.

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients |

  • 1 oz coconut puree
  • 1 oz Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz Rock Cloud sake
  • .75 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • .5 oz yuzu
  • .5 oz Aperol

Method |

  • Add coconut puree, vodka, sake, vermouth and yuzu to a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake to combine and chill.
  • Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass.
  • Float Aperol and garnish with a blood orange wheel.