Although not the heaviest of drinkers, the samurai of Japan were great lovers of sake and it was of central importance to key rituals in their warrior code.
Who defeated samurai?
The victorious Minamoto no Yoritomo established the superiority of the samurai over the aristocracy. In 1190 he visited Kyoto and in 1192 became Seii Taishōgun, establishing the Kamakura shogunate, or Kamakura bakufu.
Should you mix sake?
Sake, a low-proof Japanese alcoholic beverage usually served either hot or cold by itself, can break with tradition and mix with other ingredients. Sakes distinct flavors and texture combine well with both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages for daring and delicious cocktails.