YJ Tried It: NEW Cucumber-Infused Sake Presented By TY KU

Looking for something new to sip this summer? Just released, TY KU Cucumber Sake hits all the right light and refreshing notes.
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Looking for something new to sip this summer? Just released, TY KU Cucumber Sake hits all the right light and refreshing notes.
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Looking for something new to sip this summer? Just released, TY KU Cucumber Sake hits all the right light and refreshing notes.

If you’ve already tried our sake-infused cocktails and sake-flavored recipes with pairings, try changing the pace TY KU’s brand-new, refreshing Cucumber Sake. Perfect for the season, the sake is brewed with iron-free spring water and specialty Akebono rice from Japan, which are polished over 30 percent, making it a premium Junmai sake. As a finishing touch, the sake is infused with the all-natural flavor of fresh cucumber.

On a bright summer evening in Manhattan, I held a taste-testing party with a few fit-minded friends and got their feedback on this newly launched product. Everyone agreed it was a tasty sipping drink, something worth savoring over an evening. “The cucumber is light and not too boozy,” said Eve, an avid marathon runner.

The refreshing quality of TY KU Cucumber Sake was appealing even to those who weren’t as familiar with sake. “It’s a good entry for a non-sake drinker,” said Mandy, who follows videos from Yoga With Adriene’s YouTube channel.

Like all premium sake, TY KU Cucumber Sake tastes best chilled, we all agreed. (Warming sake is just a way to disguise the subpar flavor of lesser quality stuff.) “It’d be great for a summer dinner party with friends,” said Katie, who uses ClassPass to visit boutique fitness studios in New York City.

Flavor-wise, we all enjoyed the fresh cucumber taste that would work great as a cocktail base. “The flavor is really upfront and disappears, making it good for a refresher,” said Mike, who takes classes at Harlem Yoga with his wife, Angie.

“It’s pretty smooth, with no astringency,” Angie said, adding that it tasted high quality.

Here’s to a fresh, new drink for summer. Kanpai!

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