Warm sake should be served between 104℉ and 122℉ but no higher. Reishu is sake served cold or chilled. Like warm sake, chilled sake masks some of the subtle flavors in sake and allows premium sake flavors to be more robustly felt. In this sense, sake is similar to wine.
Do you drink sake straight?
Despite the misconception that sake is a rice wine (it’s not), you should still drink sake the same way you would a nice Pinot Grigio. “We recommend sake be served chilled in a white wine glass so you really get those aromatics.
How do you traditionally drink sake?
Although sake is usually served warm, it’s also quite good either chilled, at room temperature, or hot. Cheaper sake is often warmed to disguise its low grade, and premium sake is served chilled.
How Is sake meant to be drank?
Hold the cup close to your face and take in the aroma. Take a small sip, and let it linger in your mouth before you swallow it. If you wish to warm your sake, simply place the tokkuri in a pan of boiling water. About 40-45 degrees Celsius is a good temperature to enjoy this drink.
Does sake get you drunk?
Do You Get Drunk From Sake? Low proof is the hallmark of sake. Most sakes are only about 40-proof, which means they are about half as strong as most whiskeys and vodkas, contrary to popular belief. In addition to beer, it is sometimes drunk with plum wine or Schochu (sweet potato-based vodka), but not always.
Do you sip or take shots of sake?
Sake is not a shot. Although it’s sometimes served in small cups, sake isn’t meant for shots. You don’t need to spend all night sipping a bit of sake, but you should treat it more like wine than (say) tequila. When in doubt, pair it with appetizers.