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Warm Spiced Sake

The perfect drink to take away the winter chill, this is a take on the European tradition of mulled drinks. The sake infused sultanas at the bottom of each cup supply a sweet, chewy treat.

Serves 4



  1. Put all the ingredients in a pan together and heat until just below simmering point, stirring a little to melt the rice syrup.
  2. Put a lid on and leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Now serve while it is still warm ensuring that each cup contains a few sultanas.


Celia PlenderCelia Plender

Celia Plender is a freelance food writer and chef with experience in both Japan and the UK. She has written for publications including Time Out Magazine, channel4.com/4food, goodfoodchannel.co.uk and clearspring.co.uk.

Since returning from Japan, where she worked as a chef in a Tokyo kaiseki restaurant, she has devoted more and more of her time to Japanese cuisine. As she trained in the West, she is also fully conversant with European cuisine.

She is the proud editor of two cookbooks: Dashi and Umami, the Heart of Japanese Cuisine (Cross Media 2009) and Umami World Recipes, Filipino (Cross Media 2009).

In her food writing career she has written for various magazines and websites, including www.channel4.com/4Food, where she is currently Deputy Editor, www.goodfoodchannel.co.uk, Time Out Eating and Drinking Guides, www.Eat-Japan.com and www.clearspring.co.uk. She is also a member of the Guild of Food Writers.