Gekkeikan Zipang Sparkling Sake
by August West
Americans drink their sake warm at sushi bars,
while most aficionados enjoy higher-end offerings cold.
But this summer, there’s a revolutionary new way
to enjoy this traditional drink: sparkling! Gekkeikan Zipang
Sparkling Sake, a carbonated beverage, is lighter and sweeter
than traditional sake. At 14-proof, it also contains less
alcohol than most sakes, which are typically 20-proof.
Gekkeikan Zipang Sparkling Sake is imported by
Sydney Frank Importing Co., the same company that imports
Jägermeister Liqueur from Germany (the best-selling
liqueur in the United States), it should get a big promotional
push. Gekkeikan suggests sipping Zipang chilled on
its own as a warm weather refresher, or pairing it with
raspberry liqueur to make a “Raspberry Blush.” For
more information on Zipang, visit www.gekkeikan-sake.com.
Price: $6 for 250 ml