Sake or saké is a Japanese rice wine that can be traced back to 700 AD to the historical Nara period. Interestingly, although the name “sake” is taken directly from the Japanese language, the English “sake” and the Japanese “sake” do not refer to the same drink. While the former refers to one specific type of alcohol, the Japanese word “sake” describes any alcoholic drink.
Traditionally, sake is served neat, warm and with special ceremony. It is not a common cocktail ingredient but can be found in Sake Bombs and Tomagozakes.
Sake usually has an alcohol content of around 15% alcohol by volume.
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Use Sake to make easy and pro cocktails.