We have a collection of cocktail recipes here that are all gluten-free. It seems more and more individuals are requesting a gluten free alternative.
TY KU Sake Silver
2 oz TY KU Sake Silver
Squeeze of Lemon/Orange
1.5 oz TY KU Coconut Sake
1.5 oz Champagne
LOW CAL COLADA
2 oz TY KU Coconut Sake
2 oz Pineapple Juice
These cocktails are so appealing and fun, I’ve decided to share the background of the company that shared the information.
TY KU Sake Portfolio – All Natural & Gluten-Free
As awareness and popularity of gluten-free living rises, TY KU Premium Sake & Spirits proudly announces that their entire sake portfolio is 100% naturally gluten-free. The TY KU Sake portfolio has been tested in the labs of the Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS) and was found to be gluten free, as well as sulfite free. “TY KU is proud to bring best in class with authentic Japanese sake to the U.S. and we are thrilled to offer premium, health conscious drinking options to the many consumers who may have sensitivity to gluten or sulfites,” says Tara Fougner, Director of Marketing at TY KU Sake & Spirits.
Gluten is a protein composite found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley, but it is also increasingly used as an additive or stabilizing agent in many unexpected foods and beverages from ketchup to imitation meats. In the past five decades, the number of people diagnosed with of celiac disease, gluten allergies and gluten sensitivity in the U.S. has increased nearly five times and it has been estimated that nearly one-third of the current population has some type of sensitivity to gluten. With so many Americans being forced to modify their diets, nutritionist Dr. Sheri L. Emma, M.D. advises, “Since most alcohol is derived from wheat, barley, or rye, sippers with a gluten allergy and/or on a restive diet can enjoy one of TY KU’s gluten-free premium sakes, which are made from 4 pure ingredients: water, rice, koji and yeast.”
TY KU Sake has experienced over 100% sales growth year of year in 2012, with solid growth in health conscious accounts such as Whole Foods. Sake is has often been referred to as one of the purest alcoholic beverages on the planet, as it is only made from four all-natural ingredients – rice, water, yeast and koji. In addition to being gluten-free, premium sake, like TY KU, is naturally low calorie (approximately 45 calories per 1.5 oz serving), sulfite free and tannin free. Many consumers have sensitivities to sulfites and tannins—commonly found in wine, which can cause side-effects such as headaches, itchiness, redness and drowsiness. Advocate for gluten-free living, chef Ming Tsai who is a James Beard Award winning chef, author and FAAN/FARE Ambassador Who Cares, says “I am a huge fan of TY KU Sake and use it extensively in my restaurant. It’s pure, delicious and, as an added benefit, both gluten and sulfite free – a great option for my allergy conscious guests.”
ABOUT TY KU SAKE & SPIRITS:
TY KU is the Premier Sake & Spirits Company strives to bring authentic, best in class Japanese Sake and Soju products to consumers and educate them on the inherent health conscious benefits of these beverages. Creating a trusted premium brand name in the categories, TY KU Combines all natural ingredients, age-old Japanese distillation/brewing techniques, modern flavor profiles and award winning packaging, TY KU produces the best tasting sake portfolio and all naturally low calorie Asian spirits. The current TY KU premium portfolio includes: TY KU Sakes—TY KU Sake Silver (Premium Junmai), TY KU Sake Black (Super Premium Junmai Ginjo), TY KU Sake White (Ultra Premium Junmai Daiginjo), TY KU Coconut Nigori Sake and TY KU Low Calorie Asian Spirits—TY KU Citrus Liqueur and TY KU Soju. TY KU has been honored with numerous awards and accolades including: the coveted Six Star Diamond Award (AAHS), Double Gold Medal (San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition), Platinum Award (SIP), iF Design Award, Rising Star Award (Beverage Information Group) and Breakout Brand (Beverage World) and the HOT, NEW, NOW Award (WSWA).
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