Kombu Seaweed Martini

Kombu Seaweed Martini

This kombu seaweed martini isn’t as strange as it sounds. The herbal notes of good gin are natural compliments to the earthy flavors in kombu.

Kombu Seaweed Martini 

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Kombu Seaweed Martini


  • 1 (1‑inch square) piece of kombu seaweed (plus a small strip as garnish)
  • 5 (¼‑inch thick) slices fresh celery
  • 1 ½ ounce sake
  • 1 ½ ounce London dry gin
  • 2 drop celery bitters


Place a 1‑inch square piece of kombu and the celery slices in the bottom of a small pitcher. Pour in the sake and let the flavors come together for a few minutes (until it just begins to color). Strain the infused sake into a mixing glass half filled with ice, add gin, and bitters. Gently stir until well chilled and properly diluted, about 20 seconds. Julep strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a strip of kombu. Makes 1.