1. Sake comes in many ways
Room temperature, warm, chilled; Sake can be enjoyed at a wide range of different temperature settings — including, of course, “on the rocks.”
2. On the Rocks
Sake on the rocks; You might not be so used to this style, but the fact is that it has been a favourite of the aficionado since ancient times.
There is much more to this style than cooling aesthetics.
The ice will eventually melt, lowering the alcohol content — making it easier to palate.
3. On the Rocks Warm!?
If you dare, you can also enjoy on-the-rocks sake warm.
Through the instantaneous cooling of warm sake, you get a lighter flavour. Furthermore, by warming the sake up, you get just the right alcohol buzz and when the ice melts the alcohol content is lowered, so it places less of a burden on your stomach.
This method of drinking sake is particularly recommended for those who say that they worry about the high alcohol content.