Before I get to the fruit of today’s post, let me introduce the creator of the recipe, Anna. Anna is a 20 year old Japanese college student staying with us for two weeks. She is a chaperone to a group of 100 Japanese youth staying with host families throughout the state of Ohio. Anna was matched with our family because she like gardening, agriculture, and cooking.
When Anna arrived at our home Thursday evening, I showed her the peach (momo in Japanese) juice leftovers from Wednesday’s peach canning extravaganza. With two other ingredients from the fridge, Anna showed me how to make Momo Sake, a delightfully refreshing summer drink.
Her pairing of peach nectar and sake is something I never would have arrived at myself. Cross cultural tastes are one of the things I love about hosting exchange students – they introduce us to the most delicious ideas.
2 ounces seishu sake or shochu (Anna prefers shochu, I like sake)
2 ounces peach nectar
4 ounces club soda, or to taste
one half cup ice cubes
1. Fill a high ball glass with a half cup of ice cubes.
2. Pour sake, peach nectar, and club soda over ice. Stir vigorously with a spoon for 5-10 seconds.
Stay tuned for sweet and juicy stories during Peach Week, including a review of Branstool orchard, peach cobbler recipe, and tips for canning.
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