Heat the sake in a bain-marie (do not boil). Pour the sake and everything else into a pre-heated heatproof mug. Garnish with a lemon wheel studded with 6 cloves.
Dutch Courage, a nickname given to genever in the 17th century by English soldiers who were impressed by how hard the Dutch fought after a dram, is the backbone of this winter warmer. —Jim Meehan, Winter 2009