Ginger Cosmo

When the summer heat overwhelms the city, we need refreshing and energy-boosting food and drink. With a light flavor and a hint of a ginger kick, the sake based Cosmopolitan introduced here is perfect for this season.


Okunomatsu Sake 24%
Category: Genshu
Origin of production: Fukushima Prefecture
Rice variety: Chiyonishiki
Rice milling rate: 70%
Alcohol content: 24%
Size: 720 ml
Features: This super dry sake features a higher than average alcohol content. It possesses a delicate ginjo sake aroma and a spirit-like sharpness without the bitter aftertaste. It can be enjoyed on the rocks and is also great for cocktails.

Distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
www.wismettacusa.com


Ginger Cosmo

Cocktail recipe courtesy of Victor Octavianus, Honshu Lounge

All Cosmopolitan fans will fall in love with this sake cocktail, Ginger Cosmo. It features Okunomatsu Sake 24%, which has a higher alcohol content than regular sake but lower than vodka. This makes the cocktail light yet it has enough body to savor the umami from the rice, the main component of sake. Victor Octavianus, manager and mixologist at Honshu Lounge in Jersey City, incorporates ginger liqueur to brace up the cocktail and balance out the complex flavors. Ginger Cosmo is a perfect midsummer cocktail that is light with a kick, while maintaining the beauty of a classic Cosmopolitan.

Ingredients:
Serves 1
– ½ oz lime juice
– ½ oz cranberry juice
– ½ oz Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
– 1 oz Okunomatsu Sake 24%
– 1 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Directions:
1. Put all the ingredients into a shaker.
2. Add ice and shake well.
3. Pour gently in a cocktail glass and serve.


Okunomatsu Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

In 1716, the brewery was founded by a samurai-turned-merchant family at the foot of snowy Mt. Adatara, which offers high quality water and pristine air. In this optimal environment for sake production, they have brewed sake for over 300 years. While they respect and cherish traditions, they are open to future trends and continue to incorporate new ideas and technologies in their sake brewing. Their efforts resulted in receiving numerous awards. The brewery and brand name, Okunomatsu, is taken from the region and city name, Nihonmatsu (Two Pines), an area that has been flourishing for centuries.

Okunomatsu Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
69 Chomei, Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima
JAPAN 964-0866
TEL: +81-243-22-2153
www.okunomatsu.co.jp/english.html

Honshu Lounge

Honshu has been the staple sushi restaurant in Jersey City since 2005. It moved a few stone steps from the original location in 2015, where they started serving their equally scrumptious dishes in a more upscale space, with a full bar and terrace. Recently the restaurant was nominated among the 50 Best Sushi Bars in America by The Daily Meal.

95 Green St., (Grand & York Sts.)
Jersey City, NJ 07302
TEL: 201-324-2788 | www.honshulounge.com

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