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All about nigori

What is nigori?

An unfiltered sake, nigori has a cloudy appearance and contains particles of rice solids. Manufacturers use a broad mesh to filter this sake, which allows tiny rice grain particles to permeate into the drink. Nigori sakes have a creamy texture and a sweet flavor profile. This fermented rice beverage comes in a broad variety of styles, including relatively clear sakes to creamy versions that require a spoon. Yup, you read that right.

Facts about nigori

The rice sediments often sink to the bottom of a nigori bottle. Shake the bottle before serving to get that opaque signature look. This variety of Japanese sake is sweetest of all sakes, with fruity notes and mellow flavor, making it an excellent dessert drink. Remember to serve this Japanese liquor chilled to bring out its flavors.

Foods to pair with nigori

This Japanese-style alcoholic drink with its creamy texture and sweet flavor complements rich and spicy foods. It's sweet and fruity characteristics complement desserts, like lava cake or gelato. When chilled though, it can pair with a platter of spicy chicken wings or chips and salsa.

This well-balanced liquor makes fantastic cocktails too. Combine it with ginger ale or flavored sparkling water for a refreshing cocktail that's nice for an outdoor summer party. Whip up cocktails by blending this unfiltered sake with mango juice and fresh lime juice. Muddle basil leaves in a glass and add this colorful cocktail for a unique tropical drink featuring an Asian twist.

Sake adds more variety to your liquor collection and are excellent food pairing options. Buy a bottle of nigori by shopping on Drizly or see if we've made it to your city. Click these handy links to search for Drizly in your city and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.