SakeOne is looking to take sake in a new direction with their G Joy sake ($20). This premium sake is created with food lovers in mind and is equally designed to go with traditional Japanese cuisine as well as chipotle spiced ribs. The rice of this sake is milled to 60% of its original size and the drink is blended from other sakes before being aged 10 months. Tasting notes label G Joy as offering ripe melon flavors with hints of pear in your mouth.
The Jones Soda Co. is back again with its Holiday Pack featuring some, uh, interesting flavors. The Holiday Pack ($TBD; in stores only) includes bottles of Turkey and Gravy Soda, Sweet Potato Soda, Dinner Roll Soda, Pea Soda, and Antacid Flavored Soda. Yes, seriously. And for dessert this year, Jones is offering the Dessert Pack ($TBD; in stores only), which includes Cherry Pie Soda, Banana Cream Pie Soda, Key Lime Pie Soda, Apple Pie Soda, and Blueberry Pie Soda. And even if the flavors don't sound too appetizing, know that each Pack sold benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Center or Toys for Tots.
You know you’ve got one. We all know a couple of them. You know, the friend/family member/girlfriend/wife who is really passionate about their organic lifestyle. Organic cereal, bread, milk, and martinis? Now your earth-loving pal can get all liquored up and keep a clear conscience with Lavender Lemonade Martini Mix from modmix ($TBD). Arriving in the states soon, the mix is made from Meyer lemons and organic lavender water — giving it a delicate, sweet flavor that’s way better than that lemon martini you paid twelve bucks for last Saturday.
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If Evian is the Mercedes of bottled waters, Voss is the Rolls-Royce. Bottled under the strict supervision of the Norwegian Institute of Water Research, Voss Bottled Water ($36 for 24) is the best water we’ve ever tried — plus it comes in stylish steel and glass cylinder bottles.
Want to drink like a Japanese gangster? Japan's Sake wines are rated by purity, and Wakatake's Daiginjo-rated Onikoroshi ($30/720ml) is one of the purest and craziest available. Though there are many Onikoroshi ("Demon Killer") sakes out there, this particular one is guaranteed to have you slouched and fuming spicy vapors after only a single glass. Just make sure you get the right brand — it won't taste quite the same unless it's Wakatake Daiginjo Onikoroshi.