Black Orchid Tea at Sakura
Sakura puts as much emphasis on its drink menu--shooters, sake, specialty cocktails--as it does on its Japanese cuisine, and houses one of the most distinctive mixed drinks in Orange County, Black Orchid Tea.
This fruitier version of a Long Island Iced Tea is strong and well worth the hefty $9 price tag. Black Orchid Tea mixes vodka, rum, tequila, gin, Triple Sec, Chambord and 7 Up. Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, gives the cocktail its
sweetness and also adds a pinkish tint to the center of the drink. The
raspberry flavor combined with the lemon-lime mixer masks the bite of
the booze so well that you will think you're sipping on sweetened tea--and then one drink will give you a buzz that can last well into dinner.
Sakura's laundry list of drink choices has something for everyone, and with sake bombs and a shooter called G-String, you will be sure to leave the restaurant ready for a wild night.
16871 Beach Blvd.