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Sake

So, What is Sake?

Sake is a fermented beverage made from rice, water, and Koji. It’s closer in technical definition to a beer, becuase rice is a grain, but drinks far more like wine. The rice itself is the key to the quality level; each grain is milled (polished) to remove the outer layers of fat and protein. The level of milling determines the grade of sake. Mill the rice down to 70% of its original size and you could have a junmai, mill it down to at least 50% and you have rice suitable for the highest quality grade: Daiginjo. Although without the Koji, sake could not be made. Koji is a simple mold that creates enzymes that convert rice starch molecules into fermentable and non-fermentable sugars. Like both beer and wine, sake uses yeast to aid in fermentation and to add a great deal of aroma and flavor. Each strain of yeast (there are several) offers vastly different characteristics, and of course the freshness of ingredients make all the difference. Good water + Good rice = Good Sake.

 

Junmai Daiginjo – Shu

These sakes are made from rice that has been polished down to 50% of the grain or less. Junmai Daigingo sakes go down smooth and have no aftertaste. Suggested food pairings: light appetizers, fish and vinegar-flavored dishes.

 

Gekkeikan Horin

Delicate notes of cantaloupe, honeydew and honeysuckle. Medium, creamy body, long, elegant finish with a hint of pear.

 

Shizmizu No Mai – Pure Dusk

Flavors of pear and melon, with a slightly dry finish. Made from rice that has been milled to 45%.

 

Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo

This junmai ginjo is a favorite with new and seasoned sake drinkers alike. Technically qualifying as a daiginjo, with a seimaibuai of 50%, it is soft and light on the palate, with a delightful fruitiness characterized by peaches, strawberries and papaya. It finishes with a white pepper spice.

Nigori – Sake

Sake that is purposely left unfiltered, resulting in a milky-white, or cloudy appearance with a unique texture. Suggested food parings: spicy dishes and after-dinner drinks.

 

Gekkeikaan Nigori

Rich creamy texture, medium bodies with hints of tropical fruit, and a long honey-sweet finish

 

Yuki No Bosha Nigori

This Nigori is bright, lively and fruity with a dry finish. Unlike most Nigori, this is an “Usu Nigori” or  “Light Nigori,” made in this style to bring out more flavors.

 

Hakutsuru – Sayuri Nigori

Brewed with the natural spring water from Mount Rokko, this Sayuri has a refreshing aroma, natural sweetness and smooth aftertaste.

 

Sho Chika Bai – Nigori

Sparkling Sake

Gekkeikan Zipang

Lively and bright, with notes of tropical fruits, a medium body and a refreshingly light finish.

 

Hou Hou Shu Sparkling

Light, slightly sweet and gentle, with natural carbonation that makes for a drinking experience very similar to champagne.

 

Hot Sake

Suggested food pairings: tempura gyoza, yakimeshi, yakisoba, sushi and sashimi.

 

Gekkeikan

Small or Large

 

Nama-Zake

Hakutsure Draft

Nama-Zake is essentially draft sake, which  means that it is not pasteurized. It is generally fresher and more fragrant than pasteurized sake.

 

Plum Wine

Fuki

Subtly sweet, full plum nectar with just a hint of apples and pear tartness. Rich and full bodied with a long, smooth finish.

 

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Cocktails

Green Tea Martini

Green Tea Vodka & Sake

 

Asian Pear Martini

Pear Liqueur, Sake & Apple Juice

 

Pomegranate Martini

Absolut Citron, Cointreau and Pomegranate Juice

 

Mexican Martini

Tequila, Cointreau, orange and lime juice garnished with a jalepeño-stuffed olive

 

Lychee Martini

Vodka, Lychee juice and Triple Sec

 

Saketini

Vodka and Sake

 

Sake Bloody Mary

Purple Haze

Chambord Liqueur and Sake

 

Tokyo Rose

Plum Wine and Sake

 

Mai Tai

A classic version of this old-time favorite

 

Tsunami

Gin, Vodka, Run, Tequila, Blue Curacao and Sweet & Sour

 

Hawaiian Punch

Coconut Rum, Triple Sec and Pineapple Juice

 

Passion Fruit Martini

Vodka, Triple Sec and Passion Fruit

 

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Beer

Domestic

Budweiser

Bud Light

Miller Light

Coors Light

 

Premium

Sapporo

Asahi Select

Asahi  Blach

Imported

Kirin Asahi

Dos XX

Heineken

Shiner Bock

Blue Moon

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Liquor

Vodka

Smirnoff Vodka

Kettle One Vodka

Skyy Vodka

Grey Goose Vodka

Absolut

Absolut Citron

Absolut Pears

Charbay Green Tea

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka

 

Whiskey

Jack Daniels

Crown Royal

Maker’s Mark

Jim Beam

 

Scotch

Chivas Regal

Johnny Walker Black Label

Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whiskey

 

Bourbon

Wild Turkey

Gin

Seagrams Gin

Beefeater Gin

Bombay Sapphire

 

Tequila

Milagro Tequila

 

Liqueur

Disaronno

Chambord

Godiva Original Chocolate

Pimm’s

Midori Melon

Grand Marnier

Kahlua

 

Rum

Bacardi Superior

Myers Legend Rum

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut Rum

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Wine

House

Woodbridge  Cabernet Sauvignon – California

Medium bodied with flavors of black currant, mint, vanilla and spice.

 

Woodbridge Merlot – California

Medium bodied with flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate and spice.

 

Woodbridge Chardonnay – California

Citrus fruit flavors with hints of honey and spice.

 

Woodbridge White Zinfandel – California

Aromas and flavors of strawberries and cherries.

 

Whites

Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc – Washington

Fresh aromas of herbs and lavender with a beautiful floral note.

 

Kin Crawford Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand

Light and crisp with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit and melon.

 

Jacobs Creek Pinot Grigio – Australia

Hints of pear moving into a rich mid palate, finishing with some lush fruit sweetness.

 

Nobilo Pinot Grigio – New Zealand

Crisp tropical and citrus fruit with hints of melon and passion fruit.

 

Francis Ford Coppola Pinot Grigio – California

Green apples, pink grapefruit minerals, pear, lime zest and tangerine.

 

Manage a Trois Chardonnay – California

Flavors of green apple and banana with a hint of sweet vanilla.

 

 

Clos du Bois Chardonnay – California

Full bodied and offers up layered aromas of red and green apple, pear, vanilla bean, blossoms and lemon meringue.

 

Rodney Strong Chardonnay – California

Tropical notes of guava and toasted coconut are joined by hints of lemongrass and vanilla.

 

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay – California

Layered aromas of green apples, peaches, honey and vanilla balance flavors of baked apples, lemon, pineapple and mango.

 

Fall Creek Riesling – Texas

Semi-sweet and light bodies with sweet peach, pear and honeydew melon fruit flavors.

 

Snoquaimie Riesling – Washington

Light-bodied and filigreed, offering apricot, lime and slate flavors that build and build on the palate.

 

Fall Creek White Zinfandel – Texas

Sweet strawberry and fresh raspberry flavors.

 

 

Reds

Jargon Pinot Noir – California

Bright flavors of black cherry with a hint of strawberries, cola and tobacco.

 

Clos du Bois Pinot Nior – California

Excellent balance with well-knit flavors of cherry, toast, blackberry liqueur and a hint of cranberry.

 

A to Z Pinot Noir – Oregon

Aromas of roses and flavors of black cherries. “Greg Popovich’s wine”.

 

Francis Ford Coppola Merlot – California

Flavors and aromas of plums, dark chocolate, blueberries and vanilla.

 

Rodney Strong Merlot – California

Vanilla cream and blueberries, big, supple and robust.

 

Menage a Trois Red Blend – California

Medium bodied, with flavors of blackberry and raspberry jam with a firm, smooth finish.

 

Kenwood Old Vine Zinfandel – California

Medium bodied with flavors of blackberry, spice and dried apricot.

 

Layer Cake Shiraz – Australia

Flavors of jammy blackberry and plum with hints of spice.

 

Red Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon – Washington

Aromas of blackberry and hints of cigar box with a rich, silky velvety-textured palate of black fruit jam and cocoa with a touch of toasty oak followed by a long finish.

 

Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon – California

Flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis, followed by hints of cedar and vanilla.

 

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