Sake’s Celine Tran shares some summer advice for ORGANICS by Red Bull

Photo: Christopher Pearce

Summer is around the corner and those long, warm summer days and catch-ups with friends are nearly upon us.  We caught up with Sake’s food and beverage director, Celine Tran on what we can expect from ORGANICS by Red Bull this summer across the Sake venues. 

Sake, Manly is such a beautiful space.  How have things been going since opening?
Very good thanks, guests are loving the bright open space and the long afternoons, taking in the harbour views. With the warmer weather we just keep getting busier and busier. There are of course lots of events planned in the lead up to to the end of the year and obviously the warm, long summer days keeps us nice and busy. 

I believe you have exciting expansion plans, please tell us more?
We are looking at extending the terrace and turning it into a bar with lounges and private cabana style tables. It’s all about relaxing with friends while sharing a few drinks with some delicious sushi and Japanese style canapes.  

ORGANICS by Red Bull is proud to partner with Rockpool Dining Group. How have the ORGANICS by Red Bull range been going in Sake?
Really well! We are keeping things classic with a focus on simple mixed drinks like the Vodka Bitter Lemon and Gin and tonic.  They are the perfect match with Japanese canapes and the long lazy summer afternoons.  Guests are over moon to have a certified ORGANIC soft drink option that can not only quench the thirst but also satisfy their moral compass while doing so.

With such a beautiful view and setting what are the key mixed drink trends for the upcoming summer?
We see guests moving more towards tall, light and refreshing style drinks like the Vodka Bitter Lemon.  Gin is always a delicious option with sushi and we will definitely be featuring the our gin bowls again.

The food looks at tastes delicious and is the perfect style of food to match with classic mixed drinks.  In your opinion Vodka and ORGANICS by Red Bull Bitter Lemon goes best with…
Tempura style dishes. The crisp, fresh lemon works really well with the fried tempura, the bitterness of the Bitter Lemon really cuts through Tempura. Gin and ORGANICS by Red Bull Tonic Water goes best with … Fresh sashimi style dishes. The clean, ocean flavours are a perfect match for a delicious gin and tonic.  

Photo: Christopher Pearce

Vodka Bitter Lemon

  • 30ml premium vodka
  • 1 x 250ml can ORGANICS by Red Bull Bitter Lemon
  • Tall highball glass
  • Lots of ice

Garnish with a wedge of line or lemon and a sprig of rosemary.

Photo: Christopher Pearce

Classic Gin and Tonic

  • 30ml premium gin
  • 1 x 250ml can of ORGANICS by Red Bull Tonic Water
  • Copa style glass
  • Lots of ice

Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary