Tomorrow is the first official day of spring! Everyone in any cold weather area is FREAKING OUT.
I’m drinking sake because in Japan, they have this thing called hanami where you play hooky and sit under the first burst of cherry blossoms and drink sake. Sounds like a holiday that’s right up my alley. I don’t have a cherry blossom in sight but that doesn’t stop me.
Obviously most sake is made in Japan but this one’s from Oregon which is pretty rare. It’s a Nigori sake which means it’s unfiltered and therefore cloudy. I like clear with sushi, but the pearly ones are cooler just on their own as a little cocktail (serve it chilled). Happy hanami, and happy spring!
What a great tradition! I don’t have a cherry tree but maybe tomorrow I’ll try sake under a lemon tree. 😉
Under a snow laden pine bow? Wearing a tocque and maybe a 2-4 of Molson Canadian? Seriously, there’s a very nice sake line from Izumi in Toronto (Distillery District).