The mid-autumn festival is on the way, so is winter! (let the Game of Thrones-fan side of me scream: Winter Is Coming.)
Gekkeikan (月桂冠) produced this series of sake-based liqueur (delicious even warmed; 温めてもおいしい Atatametemo Oishii) to be on sale limited from 14th September to next March. This series consists of three winter-inspired tastes including sweet lemon, lime ginger, and grilled apple. You can also add soda water or warm water into the sake and serve.
The citrus flavour of lemon mixed with a rich sweet taste. The flavour of lemon becomes more distinct when warmed and giving an even better balance of sourness and sweetness. Add honey or serve with cream cheese will give you a taste of lemon cheesecake. Adding ice-cream is also a good option for frosted lemonade.
Refreshing lime juice paired with ginger, you can also add some ginger for an extra spicy flavour. The sweetness of dark rum also goes well with this sake, tastes marvellous no matter warmed or chilled!
Just like adding caramel to grilled apple, the sake gives a rich sweetness and flavour. Serve with spices like black pepper or cinnamon to get an extra taste of winter.
This series of sake is quite affordable nevertheless.
Price: 980 JPY
Sold in Japan only
This may be a good substitute of pumpkin spice latte this Winter. For those of you who like sweets and rich spices, make sure to check it out!