Tamagozake in winter white

By • December 17, 2010 • 4 Comments


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Author Notes: Traditionally, tamagozake is a Japanese warm sake, raw whole egg and sugar drink thought to help cure a cold. It is a Japanese egg nog. My version adds fresh grated ginger, lemon, and honey while using only the egg white. I also have added spices to my version. This looks like a whole snowy mountain top in a glass, worthy of a haiku. I really like the way it tastes, too. Sagegreen

Serves 1

  • 1 farm fresh egg white, beaten until very fluffy
  • 1-2 tablespoon milkweed honey (or other varietal of your choice) to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer's lemon juice
  • 3/4 cups warmed sake, heated below boiling
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • Meyer lemon peel twist wrapped around a cinnamon stick for garnish
  • optional dried ground ginger or grated nutmeg and cinnamon sprinkled on top
  1. After beating the egg white until fluffy, mix the honey and lemon juice with it.
  2. Whisk in your heated sake to the egg white mixture. Stir in the fresh grated ginger.
  3. Pour this into your glass. Garnish with lemon peel twist wrapped along a delicate cinnamon stick. You can tuck the lemon peel at one end into a crease of the cinnamon. Sprinkle optional dried ground ginger or grated nutmeg and cinnamon on top.

Tags: warm

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So pretty, too!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, drbabs. I didn't want to use the whole raw egg, but that is the traditional cold cure recipe.

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over 3 years ago Midge

Oh wow, this sounds right up my alley.

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I loved the whites in your Creme Vermont! Each week I think I might sit out the contest, but then the new theme inspires me so much, I come up with wild ideas.