This Raspberry Sweet Tea Sake Cocktail is perfect for a light midday drink.  Just enough sake to warm your soul, just enough cool raspberry tea to quench your thirst.

Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail | Kita Roberts

This smooth sippable tea cocktail recipe is refreshing and light. The fruity notes from the raspberry pair beautifully with the tea and with just a splash of sake, it’s a refreshing libation begging for spring weather! And if you want even more flavor, add a splash of this Cherry Blossom Syrup.

Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail | Kita Roberts

What is Sake?

Sake is Japanese fermented rice wine. It is light and clear and is often served warm and by itself.

Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail | Kita Roberts

What to make with Sake?

Sake is mild and I love mixing it in fruit based cocktails. Try it in fruity spritzers, mules, or mild cocktails like mojitos or as an addition to white wine in your next sangria!

Almost any mild cocktail that calls for white wine or white liquor would be fun to try with sake. But, if you don’t love sake, and still want the pop of fresh raspberry, sip on this Raspberry Gimlet instead.

If you want to try a cocktail inspired by another Asian country, whip up this Soju Cocktail.

Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail | Kita Roberts

What Can I Substitute for Sake?

You can find sake in most wine and spirits stores these days, but in some places, it can be hard to source.

Due to its smooth clean flavor, sake can be hard to replace in cocktails. For cooking, a simple swap of rice vinegar is perfect.

In cocktails though, I would replace or substitute the sake with a dry white wine or, in the case of this raspberry sake cocktail, vodka.

Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail | Kita Roberts

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Raspberry Sake Tea Cocktail | Kita Roberts

Raspberry Sweet Tea Sake cocktail

This is a fun and easy cocktail for spring. Make the raspberry tea ahead and add the sake when ready to serve. Have fresh berries on hand to liven things up.
4.73 from 11 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
2 hours 25 minutes
Serves: 10 servings


  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 5 raspberry flavored tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 750 ml sake - more or less as needed depending on the company


  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the teabags and remove from heat.
  • Allow to steep.
  • Remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar until dissolved.
  • Pour into a pitcher and let cool in refrigerator.
  • When ready to serve, stir in the sake and some fresh ice.
  • Serve with fresh raspberries to garnish the glasses.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 11mg | Sugar: 9g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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