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...
Step 1: Materials
Here's what you need
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
- 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
Step 3: Drinking
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!
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 ;)