You know that sake can be enjoyed in many different ways of mixing, so again I would like to share with you how to arrange sake in a way that is both easy to make and consistently delicious at home. If you are interested, give it a try.
・Sake & milk
First, an unexpected combination: sake and milk. At first glance, it may seem like an unlikely combination, but surprisingly, the sake brings out the sweetness of the milk, and it’s quite delicious. The ratio of sake to milk is 1:1, and I recommend using cold (room temperature) sake and iced milk.
Also, both sake and milk are delicious drinks that can be warmed up. You may want to try both hot.
・Sake & coffee
Here’s another unexpected combination: sake and coffee. There is coffee shochu, which is made by mixing shochu with coffee, so I thought it could be good with sake. This turned out to be a pretty cool flavor. Sake itself contains a lot of sweetness from the rice, so it’s like a coffee that has been made easier to drink by adding gum syrup with a unique flavor. However, I feel that it has a strong coffee aroma and loses the delicate aroma of sake, so I think it’s best to try it to your preference. This is also a 1:1 ratio, but it has a strong coffee taste as mentioned, so you may want to explore your own golden ratio.
・Sake & Red Bull
Red Bull is a well-known energy drink, but it is also enjoyed as a drink additive. Many people may have heard of Red Bull Vodka, which is made from vodka and Red Bull.
When mixed 1:1 with sake and Red Bull, it tastes like a normal cocktail, and it’s delicious. I get the impression that the strong taste of Red Bull and the alcoholic smell of the sake are both controlled. Even if you’re not a fan of sake, this is a great way to drink it.
・Sake & Water
Mixing sake with water? You may be surprised, but sake is already watered down at the time of shipment. Some of them aren’t watered, but then you can add water to them when you drink them! I tried this idea.
I thought that if I diluted it too much, the sake would taste too light, so the ratio was about 8:2. In conclusion, it became quite drinkable and tasted good…but it ended up being a bit lacking in terms of flavor. However, there are some people who want to drink sake but can’t drink anything strong… For those people, I highly recommend it! Intensity for alcohol varies from person to person, and if you study these ratios, you’ll be able to accommodate when everyone wants to enjoy the same drink! It’s guaranteed to make drinking at home even more fun.
There are endless possibilities for these and other ways to enjoy sake. I hope you’ll give it a go and try many other arrangements too!