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Feb 16, 2012

Sake To Me

Sake has been a mainstay in Japanese culture for more than 2,000 years. One of the more in-demand brands,Hiro has recently made its official U.S. debut. It was developed in Japan more than 200 years ago by Hiroemon Takeda, whose mission was to craft a “work of art” from a combination of the most premium rice and artesian water.

Hiro comes as paternal twins: Junmai (served warm) and Junmai Ginjo (served chilled or on the rocks). Of the different types of sake, Hiro is the style that pairs best with sushi. But don’t let the matchmaking stop there. Give your tastebuds a ride by pairing it with cheese or chocolate, or mix in your favorite cocktails as an alternative to gin, vodka, or rum. Kampai!


2 oz. Hiro Junmai Sake

3 oz. orange juice

.5 oz. grenadine

Cubed ice

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Hiro Junmai Sake and fill with orange juice; stir. Slowly add in grenadine and let settle before serving.

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