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Low Calorie Holiday Sake Cocktails

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If you are counting calories this holiday season and still interested in partaking in libations, we came across a few guilt-free and festive sake cocktail options under or around 200 calories that may peak your interest. Hiro Sake offers a drinks for hosts that want to treat their guests to something unique, flavorful and healthy to sip on while also lessening the chance of a hangover the next day. That’s a win-win situation! Hiro is naturally gluten free, preservative free, histamine free, sulfite free and low in sugar, and a smart choice for cocktails with only 39 calories per oz. — which is half that of a typical Vodka. Bottles can be found online or at Whole Foods Market. Check out these recommended recipes for low-calorie holiday beverages made with Hiro and go lighter into the New Year:

Hirohito – Mint Champagne Cocktail (159 calories)
6-8 mint leaves
1 1/2 oz Hiro Blue
3⁄4 oz simple syrup
3⁄4 oz lime juice
3 oz champagne (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled
sprig of mint for garnish
Muddle the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add the sake, simple syrup, and
lime. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into
a wine glass and top with the champagne. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Super Hiro (171 calories)
2.5 oz Hiro Blue 
1 oz Vodka
Pour sake and vodka in a cocktail shaker over
cubed ice and shake well. Strain into a glass and
garnish with a slice of Japanese cucumber.

Hironori (*220 calories)
2 oz Hiro Red
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse liqueur
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz cinnamon syrup
Stir all ingredients with ice until well chilled (about 30 seconds) then strain into a
cocktail strainer. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
To make cinnamon syrup, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1 stick of
cinnamon broken into pieces in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to
dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer, then simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain. Keeps in the fridge in a covered container for at
least 2-3 weeks.
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About Hiro Sake

Hiro Sake is a line of hand-crafted Japanese Sakes: Junmai Sake (Hiro Red), Junmai Ginjo Sake (Hiro Blue), and the presteigous Junmai Daiginjo Sake (Hiro Gold) which combine innovation and authenticity to deliver an enjoyable, flavorful experience – ultimately changing the way people drink Sake. Hiro is an eleven-time gold medal winner at the largest and most acknowledged Sake competition in Japan, the National New Sake Awards. In addition, Hiro Blue (Junmai Ginjo) was named the BEST Japanese Sake imported to the U.S. and awarded a double gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Hiro is available at Whole Foods and on www.hirosake.com.

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