THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP FOR SAKE


Sakaya
324 East 9th Street
New York, New York
212-505-SAKE
sakayanyc.com


Sake Nomi
76 South Washington Street
Seattle, Washington
206-467-SAKE
sakenomi.us


Sake Social
Online only
sakesocial.com


True Sake
560 Hayes Street
San Francisco, California
415-355-9555
truesake.com

THE COOLEST WAY TO POUR

Whether you're serving Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling sake, this Japanese-designed jug keeps it chilly with a clever ice pocket. Better yet (with all due respect to its functionality) are its alluring, sculptural lines, which make it a good upgrade for that bedside bottle of water, too.

Glass carafe, $30; canoeonline.net.
Cedar cups by Saikai, $46 each; shoprelish.com.

THE ONLY SAKE COCKTAIL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Má Pêche, part of David Chang's Manhattan restaurant empire, has done the impossible: made saketinis cool. The Orwell—with its red-orange hue and bitter-tart flavor—is also perfect for entertaining. Just multiply all the ingredients by eight and mix in a pitcher.

2 oz. sake
1/4 aperol
1/4 sloe gin
2 dashes of peychauds bitters
Lemon twist

Fill a glass with ice, add all ingredients, stir, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Má Pêche
15 West 56th Street
New York, New York
212-757-5878
momfuku.com

THE COOKBOOK FOR SAKE LOVERS

Before Tyson Cole became an acclaimed sushi chef, he learned sake's intricacies and discovered that it pairs well with way more than spider rolls. At his Austin eateries, he serves sakes alongside dishes featuring Texas peaches, Spanish anchovies, and French foie gras, while in his new Uchi: The Cookbook (University of Texas Press, $40) he uses sake in soup broths, dipping sauces, even a creme caramel.

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