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
farm fresh egg white, beaten until very fluffy
tablespoons milkweed honey (or other varietal of your choice) to taste
tablespoon Meyer's lemon juice
cup warmed sake, heated below boiling
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
- After beating the egg white until fluffy, mix the honey and lemon juice with it.
- Whisk in your heated sake to the egg white mixture. Stir in the fresh grated ginger.
- 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.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A & M's Annual Smackdown / Your Best Hot Toddy