If you haven’t had a Bloody Geisha, have you even had brunch?
It’s time to add more wine to your brunch. Rice wine, that is.
If you’ve ever brunched before, you’ve probably tried a Bloody Mary. But this tomato juice cocktail with a kick isn’t the only way to get your boozy mid-morning fix. Enter the Bloody Geisha, a Bloody Mary’s wine-filled sister.
Except, when we say wine-filled, we aren’t talking red, white, or sparkling. We’re talking rice wine aka sake.
What even is sake?
We need to be honest with you. Sake is usually referred to as “rice wine,” but the process of making it is more like brewing beer than fermenting grapes for wine. Still, sake packs more of an alcoholic punch than either wine or beer.
Wine is generally between 9 and 16% ABV, and beer is usually 3 to 9% ABV, but sake usually is between 18 and 20% ABV, making it closer to hard liquor (24 to 40% ABV) than the other drinks.
Just like beer and wine, the flavor of sake can vary depending on the brew. Sake can be dry or sweet, light or full-bodied, and have a variety of different tasting notes like fruity or floral.
Really getting to know sake can take a lot of time and tasting. Don’t worry, though, we’ve put in the work for you so when you order a Bloody Geisha for brunch, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it.
What else is in a Bloody Geisha?
The rest of the ingredients are what you would expect from this boozy brunch favorite, but with a twist. Think tomato juice, soy sauce, and wasabi.
We garnish our Bloody Geishas with celery and a fortune cookie, and would definitely recommend pairing it with our vegetarian or meat and potato frittata.
If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, we don’t know what will. Lucky for you, you can get your fill of Bloody Geishas every week here at Alchemy! See you at brunch on Sunday!