I recently got my hands on a bottle of Sōtō Super Premium Junmas Daiginjo Sake. I’m not an expert on Sake, but this stuff is unlike anything that I’ve ever had before. Sōtō recommends enjoying this straight on the rocks, and it is extremely mild with a subtle sweetness and aroma. The tasing notes suggest fresh apple, lime zest and a hint of cucumber with a medium dry finish. I find that it has a barely there sweet fruit flavor with just the slightest pop of citrus and a mellow finish that could be described as cucumber.
The Sōtō Kamino Spritz uses traditional Japanese flavors to create a subtle and refreshing drink. The Yuzu and grapefruit perfectly compliment the Sake for a “not too, sweet not too sour” combination. I found this cocktail to be incredibly light, it’s made for hot, sunny afternoons by the pool.
Sōtō Kamino Spritz (Robb Vices, April/19)
3 oz. Sōtō sake
1.5 oz. Kamino Drinks yuzu Sparkling
1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Grapefruit peel for garnish
Combine all of the ingredients in a Collins glass with ice, stir. Garnish with grapefruit peel.
I’m looking to expand both my technique and flavor profile while still creating easy to make, delicious to drink cocktails. I would love any suggestions for spirits that you would like to see more of, leave me a comment.