As I mentioned a week ago, October 1 is International Sake Day ("Nihonshu no Hi"). Here are a couple local Japanese restaurants where you can celebrate with a Sake or Sake Cocktail.
55 Huntington Avenue, Boston
They serve 15 different sakes by the bottle and eight types of chilled sake by the glass or bamboo. In addition, they feature a couple sake flights: Tasting of Four Sakes ($12) and Tasting – Top Flight ($19).
Plus, try one of their Sake Cocktails ($12 each):
§ One Night in Tokyo - vodka, orange juice and sweet sake
§ Sakerunner - sake, rum and island delights
§ Momotini - peach purée and sake
§ Ultimat Saketini - Ultimat vodka, sake and plum wine served “up”
§ Cherry Blossom - Svedka Cherry, nigori sake, cranberry juice and peach purée
§ Harupolitan - Shochu, Ty Ku citrus liqueur, pineapple juice, orange juice and a splash of Cointreau
1338 Boylston Street, Boston
They offer 18 different sakes, by the bottle, carafe or glass.
Plus, try one of their Sake Cocktails:
§ Cucumber Martini ($8) – VOX vodka, Thatcher’s Cucumber, sake, muddled mint, cucumber and fresh lime
§ Saketini ($8) – VOX vodka, Kuromatsu Hakushika sake (available in blueberry, lychee or pomegranate)
§ Samurai ($10) - Kaori sake, Belvedere vodka, fresh lime juice and a mint garnish
§ White Tokyo Cosmo ($8) – Stoli White Pomegranate vodka, Kuromatsu sake, triple sec, fresh lime and cranberry juice
§ Watermelon Demon Slayer ($10) – Fresh watermelon, Wakatake sake, Ketel One vodka