Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers x Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake

The perfect pairing to make savoury dishes sparkle


Makes 24 skewers

  • 200g feta cheese
200g watermelon
  • 24 small mint leaves
  • 80ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • 24 skewers, for threading


  1. Cut the feta cheese and watermelon into bite-sized cubes.
  2. Thread a cube of watermelon onto a skewer, followed by a cube of feta cheese and a mint leaf. Repeat until all skewers assembled.
  3. To make the balsamic vinegar glaze, place the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, hen reduce the heat and simmer for about 10mins, until reduced by half. Set aside to cool.
  4. Just before serving, lightly drizzle each skewers with the balsamic vinegar glaze.


Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake
is the perfect bubbly to pair with a fresh and fruity dessert. Try with chocolate-coated strawberries to enjoy the crisp sweetness of Mio,  the subtle bitterness of chocolate, and the tartness of fresh strawberries. Thread strawberries to skewers, piercing them through the hulls. Melt dark chocolate and white chocolate by sitting heatproof bowls over pans of simmering water. Dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate to coat. Allow the chocolate to dry hen serve with chilled Mio for a simple yet elegant treat.

About Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake

Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling SakeMio for short – is a softly acidic and deliciously refreshing sake with subtle fruit notes that’s low in alcohol at just 5% ABV. Mio contains no added sugar or sweetener; the source of it’s all-natural sweetness is nothing more than a careful fermentation process. This is a unique drink with all-round appeal.

Also Try

’s other premium sake: Kimoto Junmai is brewed through a traditional labour intensive technique, known as kimoto, which makes this sake complex with a fragrant and melon-rich nose that develops into a soft and medium bodied palate with a good balance of acidity. Daiginjo Muroka Genshu is a non-charcoal filtered daiginjo brewed at a cool temperature, with hints of apple and a smooth flavour. Junmai Daiginjo is a flagship product that has an exceptionally delicate ginjo aroma with a mellow banana note and a crisp finish.

Where to buy

Shirakabegura sake is available at London Sake, Japan Centre, Rice Wine Shop, Hedonism Wines. Also available at various Japanese restaurants and grocery stores.