I like to use Thursday’s to broaden the spectrum of drinks you may expect at your normal tailgate. So here is one you may not expect, sake.
It is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. It’s sometimes referred to in English-speaking countries as “rice wine”. However, unlike wine, in which alcohol (ethanol) is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, it is produced by a brewing process more like that of beer.
Our friends at Hiro Sake provided us the following recipe. Plus it has the added bonus of being low calorie, low alcohol (OK, maybe not a plus), gluten-free, histamine- and allergen-free (no allergic reactions) and has 1/3 the acidity of wine so it may appeal to a certain group of party goers.
CLAIRE’S SWEET KISS
2 parts HIRO RED Junmai Sake
1 part prosecco
2 parts pineapple puree