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Are you of legal drinking age? Want to join the hipster social drinking scene? Sake bombs are fun to make and exciting to drink. Additionally, this is a great way to get rid of bad sake. We had a sake tasting - bottles ranging from $4 to $12. Surprisingly, the $7 bottle (Snow Beauty) was the best in our opinion...


 
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Step 1: Materials

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Here's what you need

Chopsticks
A Glass (one that a shot glass can fit in)
A Shot Glass
Chilled Sake* (we did a sake tasting, and used the worst tasting of them all)
Beer (we used Sapporo - the only yellow fizzy beer our house will tolerate - probably because it doesn't have a multi million dollar ad campaign)

*You may prefer warm sake - I don't. It's only recently that I've tried it chilled, and it quickly became my preference for sake bombers.

Step 2: Preparation

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  • Pour about a shot glass height o beer into your glass
  • Pour a Shot of Sake into your shot glass
  • Place chopsticks on top of glass
  • Place Shot glass on top of chopsticks

When placing your shot glass, the idea is to make it very easy for your glass to fall.

Step 3: Drinking

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So, now that we have a precariously set sake bomb - it's time to set it off and drink. To set the bomb off, you bang, with both hands, on your table on either side of the pint glass. But if you're drinking with more than one person, and I hope you are, it's great to coordinate. So count to three in Japanese and bang on the table!

Itch
Ni
San
Sake (bang on table here)

Then, drink everything down.


Now, it will likely make a mess on the table. So having a towel around to mop up is a good idea ;)
ichi ni san itch ><
Actually, most people use itchi ni san shi, because it's rather hard to differentiate between itchi and itch when people say it..
roshanbo3 years ago
itch is just a less formal way of saying it lol
anibioman3 years ago
poor guy in the middle :(
Hiroak3 years ago
I have a few bottles of Habu Sake just waiting to the Superbowl
Jaeger bombs are better :P
Why would you want to insult Jagermeister by polluting it with Red Bull? At the very least, think of the unicorns. ;)
trebuchet03 (author)  bleachworthy7 years ago
Sure, if you like Red Bull o.0
Riojelon5 years ago
Itch tch
ni
san
*hik*
THeff7 years ago
when we did this my shot glass broke and i didn't realize and i chugged broken glass...it was AWSOME!
its not gunna be auwsome when it comes out
IF it comes out. lol
i bet it was
Flea FTW.
puffyfluff6 years ago
As soon as I am of legal drinking age, I'm gonna try this! It sounds fun!
Sigfodr6 years ago
Oh God, I think I've watched that video about 20 times now. It's just hilarious and for some reason doesn't seem to get old for me. The look on his face is priceless when his shot just falls to the table.
Bartboy Sigfodr6 years ago
I know!! LOL
I have to agree.
ironsmiter7 years ago
what proof is the sake you're drinkin? If it is indeed flamable, then how close to a flamin Dr. Pepper does it taste?(fllamin shot of 151 dropped into a highball glass of beer, and chugged.) I'd have to suggest a "drinking grade" sake, and an amber ale(killians, if you don't mind the sacrilidge of abusing perfectly good beer) for best flavor.... Yes, yes, i know... flaming booze and drunks don't mix well... and some of teh proof burns off when you light it(thus starting with 151) but it sure is a tastey drink, when you are just looking for something "fun and tastey". Last bar i went to the tender "didn't know that one" and when explained, outrightly refused to let me do the flame bit.... was still ok, but not the same (think pepsi/coke different) Edit: When working with flaming booze, it's best to NOT have such a long way for it to fall. in a semi-full highball glass, the beer ALMOST always puts out the flame, and the warm fuzzy drink is to be had. Dropping a shotglass into a mostly empty pilsner glass, and you're lible to have flaming sake splashing all over, and/or end up chugging FIRE! Don't be a drunken idiot. Do this only under the supervision of a skilled bartender, or while stone sober, and rationally aware of the risks.
flaming Dr. Pepper isn't just supposed to hav 151 in shot glass - its supposed to be amaretto. with enough 151 to make it burn.
Very Keri7 years ago
I love this! I actually live in Japan and have still never heard of this! That's probably because we're an Irish Car Bomb kind of people, but I digress.. Ever heard of Habu Sake? It's something like how tequila has a worm in the bottom, but it's a venomous snake curled up in a giant jar of sake. (I'm sure you can google image it)
My shot glass missed :(
I thought you were 18?
trebuchet03 (author)  zachninme7 years ago
Did you see any minors drinking? :p
Damn, you're good.
It was all a setup!
bowakowa7 years ago
i recommend nigori sake, which is the unfiltered cold variety to which I think they're referring. Very pleasant taste, and you can get pretty giggly or outright hammered on it and be stone sober in a couple hours with no, and I mean no, after affects.
ziggy socky ziggy socky hoy hoy hoy ;-) I've recently developed an appreciation for Polish mead.
trebuchet03 (author)  Tool Using Animal7 years ago
You'll have to tell me where you found that :D
by the bottle, Europol deli corner of 436 and Aloma by the glass Polonia restaurant in Longwood. Married a polish girl.
Kiteman7 years ago
A uni friend came back from Japan with a bottle of "good" sake. We found more entertainment in pouring it on the floor and setting fire to it than in drinking it. (I think they invented karaoke to disguise the pain of the stuff they were drinking...)
Funkysapien7 years ago
Hm, actually, I don't quite get it. So you set the shot glas up on the beer glas and then you bang with both hand on the table on either side of the beer glas. But what is the goal? That the shot glas falls into the beer glas (as opposed to onto the table)? That the shot glas does not fall (despite the banging with your hands)? That your shot glas falls into your beer glas, but that of your friends falls onto the table? I can't figure out if this is a game (with winners and losers) where the outcome has an actual meaning, or just a ritual (like saying cheers)? Thanks. :)
trebuchet03 (author)  Funkysapien7 years ago
The goal is to have the shot glass, filled with sake, fall into the beer glass. It's not really a game - it's just an entertaining drink.
The idea is to get the shot glass of sake to fall into the beer when you bang the table. The ultimate goal is to prepare and consume a beer+sake drink. This isn't a game, nor is it really a ritual. Rather, it's an interactive mixed drink. You know how you're "supposed" to consume tequila with the salt and lime? Think about the Sake Bomb in a similar way--you're an active part of the process, rather than just sipping something from a plain glass.
lemonie7 years ago
I've never found Sake to be that good (I am thinking of microwaved-sherry here). I heard that hardcore Japanese drink Scotch... L
trebuchet03 (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Have you tried sake that is intended to be chilled? Nowadays, sake is more refined - where, many years ago, heat took a bit of the edge off (which is still true of cheaper sake today). We did find one bottle, of the four we tried, that was quite good as far as spirits go. It wasn't clear (it was a milky white), but it was smooth and didn't leave that rubbing alcohol burn in your sinuses.
I hate cold/room temp sake. I'm not a huge sake fan to begin with, but have you tried Gekkeikan? It's what me and my friends drink when we drink Sake, which isn't too much anymore.
I prefer beer or scotch. Although a tequila sunrise is good when I got my sweet tooth going :P
trebuchet03 (author)  JakeTobak7 years ago
I have :) Really, this is what most restaurants/bars (at least the ones I've gone to) serve as Gekkeikan is the largest brewer by production and sales. It's also quite cheap for a bottle :) But, after our tasting, I think I want to sample more non filtered varieties.