The difference between Sake and Japanese Shochu
AdminTh 2 30/05/2022
Coming to the land of the rising sun, if you already know the Sake line here, you should not miss the equally famous Shochu wine of this country. So what is the basic difference between Sake and Shochu? Let's learn more about these two wines with El Flamico!
The biggest difference that can be seen in these two wines is the production process. Shochu is made by distillation and Sake is made by fermentation. In addition, they differ in the environment in which the two drinks are made. Shochu is better produced in warm climates, while Sake is more suitable in cooler climates. Since these two alcoholic beverages are made from different ingredients, their aroma will also be different.Sake is a typical drink and has been associated with the lives of the people of the country for a long time. The special feature of this wine is that it is only fermented from rice but has a lot of aroma and rich taste. To make Sake, a special coke yeast is used to convert starch into sugar and then sugar into alcohol.
Illustration image warming wine
Sake is an alcoholic beverage and is also known as Nihonshu. This type of wine usually has a low alcohol content and is very easy to drink.
How to enjoy Japanese Sake with 4 ways:
Sake in cold format
This is the most common way to enjoy sake. After the wine cold and reaches a temperature of 7 to 10 degrees. The wine will be very easy to drink and ensure inherent freshness.
Sake in hot format
Sake is often very popular for warming drinks in the winter. The wine is heated from 40 to 60 degrees Celsius.
Sake at room temperature drinkable
The room temperature to enjoy Sake will be from 20-25 degrees, many people like to drink at this temperature because they can feel the true taste of the original.
Sake wine illustration
Sake in format with stone
Sake is also very popular when enjoyed with ice. People also often use Sake to make Cocktails and create their own characteristics of taste preferences. You can also combine with a variety of fruits according to your taste.
Shochu is a type of alcohol fermented from fruits or main ingredients such as grains from rice, wheat, sweet potatoes, potatoes, etc. then distilled into distilled alcohol.
How to enjoy Shochu with 4 ways:
Mix Shochu with hot water
To get Shochu with 15% alcohol, people often mix it with a ratio of 6-4 (6 parts Shochu 25% with 4 parts hot water). When enjoying Shochu will increase the aroma and sweetness of wine. The wine temperature will now be the same as for Sake Kan varieties. With this drink, you should put hot water in the cup first to make it easier to mix.
Mix Shochu with cold water
This is how the transformation is applied as well as when drinking Shochu. Creates a cool wine taste, very suitable for use in summer weather.
Drink Shochu with ice
This is how to drink Shochu or Awamori (special Shochu from Okinawa) with ice. The wine will feel cooler and more delicious to the drinker after being chilled. You should put the wine in the refrigerator before drinking to create a delicious taste.
You can easily make Cocktail Shochu with tea, lemon, strawberry and other juices. This will create a more refreshing and pleasant feeling for the drinker. You can make Cocktail drinks in crowded parties. Depending on your preferences, you can combine and create a cocktail that suits your taste.
Cocktail Shochu combined with fruits
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