Based on rice, water, and malt, Sake is simply alcohol. In Japan, drinking sake was once used to prevent colds. And Sake has a variety of benefits. Indeed, Sake has a preventive role which was contained in the term itself, the word sake having meant “to prevent” before taking its modern meaning. But its virtues were also cosmetic. The geishas thus used the leftover sake of their clients to make their beauty lotion.