Disclaimer: I received these bottles as samples from SAKE2ME.

I don’t really know anything about Sake.  I’ve never had any Sake before, still or otherwise.  But the folks at SAKE2ME contacted me and asked if I would like to try their line of Sparkling Sake.  I’m always up for something new, so I said sure, and shortly thereafter, the cutest little bottles of Sake arrived, 4 in total, one of each of the flavors the company offers.  It was so cold out when they arrived that I stuck them in the fridge immediately, not knowing if unchilling them would wreck them.  We decided to taste them all in one sitting and pulled out our best Champagne flutes for the occasion.  The small bottles poured enough for about a half Champagne glass each for Matt and I.  Each bottle clocked in at 7% alcohol by volume and had a soda cap closure.

First up: Ginger Mango Flavor.  This one was my favorite of the 4 flavors.  It certainly smelled like mangoes, and it tasted like spicy 7up.  I definitely got a ton of ginger on the back of the palate as I swallowed.  At first, the Sake was really bubbly, but the bubbles dissipated quickly. After the bubbles were gone, the Sake tasted prickly on my tongue.  Overall I found this Sake light and refreshing.

Asian Pear came next. I wasn’t a fan of this flavor. The pear tasted off to me, but Matt said that’s what Asian Pears taste like.  He drank all of this one but the two sips I had before I decided it was NMS.

We tried the Yuzu Citrus third.  I almost ranked this one as my favorite.  It smelled really good, like limes and other citrus.  I found some slight vanilla flavors and thought perhaps I would describe the nose as smelling like lemon Pez.  In the mouth, I thought it tasted like sparkling bug juice. Does anyone remember that stuff from summer camp?  And I don’t mean that in a bad way, I liked this flavor!

Finally we tried the Green Tea flavor.  It smelled like fiber capsules and hay to me.  It tasted exactly like green tea with lemon.  I didn’t care for this flavor.

Overall, I found the SAKE2Me to be interesting and different.  It reminded me a bit of flavored, sparkling juices/sodas.  I’m glad I got to try it, but I’m not sure it’s really my thing.


2 Responses

  1. I loved bug juice as a kid!! Green tea is so not my thing so I am pretty sure I would never even go for that.

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I’m not a green tea fan either, so that one definitely didn’t work me. Bug juice on the other hand was excellent as a 6 year old!

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