Sake Bomb




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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

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

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

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 ;)



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    38 Discussions


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    Actually, most people use itchi ni san shi, because it's rather hard to differentiate between itchi and itch when people say it..


    8 years ago on Step 3

    itch is just a less formal way of saying it lol


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have a few bottles of Habu Sake just waiting to the Superbowl


    Why would you want to insult Jagermeister by polluting it with Red Bull? At the very least, think of the unicorns. ;)


    12 years ago on Introduction

    when we did this my shot glass broke and i didn't realize and i chugged broken was AWSOME!

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    As soon as I am of legal drinking age, I'm gonna try this! It sounds fun!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.