TIP OF THE DAY: Try Some Cold Saké

Saké Cider: a saké cocktail for harvest season. Photo courtesy Haru.   Today is National Saké Day, or “Nihonshu no Hi,” as it’s known in Japan. In Japan, October 1st is the traditional beginning of the new saké season. Brewmasters across the nation begin the process of producing their saké. Today, forget the hot saké…
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TIP OF THE DAY: For A Twist, Substitute Saké For Wine

Summer saké punch with strawberries andcucumber: delicious! Photo courtesyGeikkekan.   For warm weather entertaining—like Father’s Day—serve something different and unexpected. Party drinks like sangria and punch are popular, affordable and easy to make. For a fun fusion, make them with saké. Saké, which many people think of as rice wine (we’ll skip the technicalities for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Saké Sangria & Infused Saké

Sakê “old school.” For a new take, combine it with sangria. Photo courtesy Tedorigawa Brewing Company.   Saké and sangria are currently hot beverage trends. What if you combined them? Make saké sangria for a party, barbecue or an afternoon break. This recipe is courtesy of Riingo, a Japanese fusion restaurant in New York City.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Saké To Me

Nigori (cloudy) saké looks milky, but it’s strictly for adults. Photo by Luigi Anzivino | Wikimedia Commons. If you’re a connoisseur of cold saké, consider a nigori—cloudy—saké the next time you’re at a sushi bar. Nigori saké has a fuller taste and a sweeter finish. It’s a great palate cleanser in preparation for the next…
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