Muddle the apple slices, mint leaves, and simple syrup. Add everything else and ice. Stir and fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with three honeydew melon balls on a pick.
Loosely inspired by the Crisp cocktail in Applegreen's Bar Book, this delicate saketini showcases the subtle green melon and mint notes of the sake. —Karen Fu and Jim Meehan, Summer 2010