Sake-Flight

Sushi and Sake Pairings You’ll Crave from Benihana

May 31st, 2016 Mixology, Sushi Alex Vosko & Alfredo Martinez

Different kinds of sake are not only characterized by their unique body and flavor notes but also how they pair with specific types of sushi. At Benihana, we’re proud to offer our guests a variety of sakes to complement their favorite sushi rolls. Do you have a preferred sake but don’t know which Benihana dish to order along with it? Or, are you a Benihana…

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Waves of Flavor: Complementary Flavors in Your Favorite Cocktails

Mar 21st, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

Good meals become great when paired with a perfect complementary cocktail. Just like every item on our menu, we strive to deliver excellence with rich textures and bold flavors on our signature drink list. At Benihana, we’re proud to offer a variety of distinct cocktails, all boasting one-of-a-kind flavor profiles and tasting notes. Rest assured, our signature drinks aren’t your normal, everyday concoctions. We separate…

Lychee Blossom Martini

Drinks You’ll Crave: Exploring New Flavors Based on Favorite Drinks

Mar 16th, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

We know almost everyone has their go-to drink. Some like to settle into their chairs with a shaken martini in hand, while others prefer to sip wine over dinner with friends. While it’s great to have that trusty aperitif to fall back on, these spirits can get a little redundant. At Benihana, we pride ourselves on bringing the perfect amount of Asian flair and flavor…

Cucumber Shochu Cocktail

Going Light This New Year? Sip These Slimmed-Down Cocktails

Jan 21st, 2016 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

With the new year in full swing, many people have made commitments to modify their diets. This could mean fewer sweets, more fruits and vegetables, less salt, or going gluten-free. But, no matter the modification, those looking to revamp their diets can still toast to their health without the worry of added calories. Try simple swaps to make cocktails lighter, but just as enjoyable, this…

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Cocktail Pairing with Asian Food

Dec 15th, 2015 Mixology Naomi Robinson

Let’s talk food and cocktails. Generally speaking, most of my friends only think Japanese beer and sake when it comes to pairing Asian food and drinks. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, I had a chance to team up with Benihana to show you how they are rock’n it with their cocktails. Chef Gibo was my guide for the day and after…

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Making Spirits Bright: Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Dec 8th, 2015 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

At Benihana, we try to capture the festive flavors of the holidays and winter season in our signature cocktails. Guests will find these holiday twists on classic favorites in our seasonal Cranberry Mojito and Pomegranate Ginger Paloma.* While guests can enjoy these cocktails at their local Benihana restaurant, there are also ways novice mixologists can capture the flavors of the holidays in their drinks at…

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Enjoy a Sip of Sake

Dec 8th, 2015 Mixology Alfredo Martinez

Sake (pronounced SAH-kay) has long had a special role in Japanese culture. It is considered to be the essence of rice and, while it is typically enjoyed for everyday drinking, it is also used in ceremonial rituals, such as weddings, blessing sumo matches, and imperial ceremonies. Due to its cultural significance, it should come as no surprise then that serving sake has its own etiquette….

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Food & Drink Pairings You’ll Crave

Oct 9th, 2015 Mixology Kina Reyes-James

When food is paired with the right cocktail, it can truly elevate the dining experience. Different drinks have the ability to enhance your meal, complementing or contrasting just enough to bring out the various flavors. New to pairings? Try one of the below to get yourself started. Sense a crave? Learn more or make a reservation today. Beer and sushi That’s right – beer and…

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Tools of the Trade: What You Need to Become a Master of Mixology

Oct 7th, 2015 Mixology Kina Reyes-James

Benihana is known for its distinct specialty cocktails, blending quality ingredients to create refreshing concoctions that guests crave. We’re often asked by guests how they can re-create their own spins on their favorite Benihana drinks at home. In addition to premium liquors and fresh ingredients, it is essential to have the right tools for mixing the perfect cocktail 1. Jigger At Benihana, our cocktails are a…