What is sake?

Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage that is made from fermented rice. Often referred to as “Japanese rice wine,” sake (pronounced “sah-keh”) is actually closer to beer than to wine in its brewing process, however, it is light in color with a hint of sweetness.

Four ingredients are required to make sake: rice, koji, yeast, and water. The rice grains are polished to remove the bran, then mixed with koji mold, yeast, and water in a fermentation process that converts the starches into sugar, which then ferments into alcohol.


Any way you like! Our Chika Sake Cup is convenient for drinking straight from the bottle, even though sake is traditionally poured into square wooden boxes or small sake cups. You can even enjoy sake from a wine glass! With our convenient resealable lid, we make it easy to enjoy Chika Sake Cup. Please drink responsibly.
Chika Sake Cup can be enjoyed chilled, at room temperature, or even warm, depending on your taste preference.
Remove plastic lid, then peel off aluminum lid. Place cup, uncovered, in a pan of hot water for 2-3 minutes or heat in a microwave for no longer than 1 minute. DO NOT HEAT WITH THE PLASTIC OR ALUMINUM LID ON AS CONTENTS MAY EXPLODE.
None of the above! Sake is in a class of its own. It is made from fermented rice, so in that way, it’s more similar to beer, but the taste experience is more like that of wine. Try Chika Sake Cup and find out!

Sake is slightly stronger than most wines – woohoo! – with Chika Sake Cup containing 13.5% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Definitely sipped! In a convenient, resealable bottle, Chika Sake Cup is the new way to sip sake!

Japanese food, of course! Chika Sake Cup is delicious with ramen, sushi and other non-Japanese foods such as pesto pasta, roasted chicken, or even ricotta toast.