Sake is a light, refreshing, low-calorie drink that is good as more than just a chaser for your spicy tuna roll.
Yaegaki Nigori sake is affordable ($12 a bottle) and accessible (you don’t have to know a lot about sake to enjoy it).
It is a sweet sake, served cold. The sweet lychee fruit nose is appealing, as is the cloudy appearance and very light carbonation.
The flavor is not sticky sweet. It’s more like a mild, sweet melon—refreshing, light and with a slightly savory finish.
You can drink this on its own, with a light summer salad or as part of a cocktail.