Today's Sip

January 11, 2021

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] of the year.

Joto Sake Junmai Nigori “The Blue One”

In NYC, restaurants and bars are getting creative with hot drinks to keep diners’ hands and bellies warm while they sit outside. No matter how creative the cocktails get, there is always a hot toddy on the menu. Traditionally made with hot water, honey, whiskey, and lemon, for this chilly January Monday and inspired by National Hot Toddy Day I’ve opted for sake for a Japanese twist on this solid standby. Use a smooth Junmai sake such as Joto Junmai Nigori, which is bright and lively. Just heat 6 oz. of sake, stir in a tablespoon or honey, the juice from half a lemon, a cinnamon stick (optional), and wrap your hands around and enjoy.


Hiroshima, Japan

Rice Type

Mostly Shinsenbon


Tasting Notes

Joto Nigori is a junmai, which lends a dry, earthy balance to the milky, coconutty fruit notes that are typical of the nigori style.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Serve chilled. Stands up to the grease and grit of burgers and steaks. Also wonderful with Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian curries.


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