Spiced Pear Saketini from Morris Ramen.
While the buzz about Morris Ramen, 106 King St., may be all about the Japanese noodle dish that is having a moment, don’t overlook the drink menu.
Currently, it features lots of in-season citrus and Asian-inspired flavors like lychee, a tropical fruit that comes from China. The list also includes cocktails made with sake, or Japanese rice wine, which is a good option if you’re torn between sake and a mixed drink.
A popular choice is the Spiced Pear Saketini, featuring Ozeki Sake, lime and vodka infused with pear and spiced with anise seed, cloves and whole cinnamon sticks. Served up in a martini glass with a lime wheel, there is an earthiness from the sake. Made from a brewing process that involves fermented rice, the sake is balanced by the fruitiness of the pear and brightened by the hint of acid from the lime. Pull up a seat at the bustling bar and watch the chefs in the open kitchen do their thing.