If you’re familiar with Japanese restaurant RA Sushi then you probably know that every few months they introduce seasonal cocktails to their drink menu. And with spring right around the corner RA has just introduced two tasty new cocktails to their menu and they are the “Pineapple Express” and the “Bikini Martini.” Right off the bat I’m going to go ahead and give RA five cool points for those amazing drink names. Want to know one way to killer a great cocktail? Give it a boring name so kudos to RA for the creativity.
I had the opportunity to sample the “Bikini Martini” and “Pineapple Express” this week during a tasting and both give off a very tropical, spring/summer vibe which is perfect since we’re inching closer to the warmer months. I have to admit that with its friendly hint of blue color (courtesy of the Blue Curacao) I really expected the “Bikini Martini” to be the least potent of the two drinks, but boy was I wrong. If you want a drink you can feel then definitely go for the “Bikini Martini.” Although it is a little on the strong side it’s still pretty tasty and the combination of Kai Young Coconut Shochu and vanilla vodka really gives the “Bikini Martini” a strong coconut taste.
Now on the other hand we have the “Pineapple Express” which is a much lighter and refreshing cocktail. The “Pineapple Express” is what I’d probably label a “weekday cocktail.” It packs a small punch, but you’ll still be fine for work in the A.M. after having about two or three. I would also say that the “Pineapple Express” was my personal favorite. It’s quite tasty and kind of reminds me of drinking a sparkler with that splash of Prosecco.
On top of the cocktails I was also able to sample RA’s California Rolls, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, and Pineapple Cheese Wontons. I wouldn’t really call it “sampling” since I’ve had all three of those numerous times. All of them are quite delicious, but I’m a huuuge fan of their California Roll so I would highly suggest getting yourself a roll if you plan on indulging in one of their spring cocktails anytime soon.
RA’s spring cocktails are both priced at $8 and will only be on the menu until April 30th.