Sake bomb

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Sake bomb
TypeBeer cocktail
Base spirit
ServedNeat: undiluted and without ice
Standard drinkwareA pint glass and a shot glass.
Commonly used ingredients
  • 1 pint (~16 parts) beer
  • 1 shot (1.5 parts) sake
PreparationThe shot of sake is dropped into the beer, causing it to fizz violently. The drink should then be consumed immediately.

The sake bomb or sake bomber is a beer cocktail made by pouring sake into a shot glass and dropping it into a glass of beer.


Two chopsticks are placed parallel on top of the glass of beer, and the shot glass is placed on top of them.[1] The drinker slams the table with their fists, causing the sake to fall into the beer.[1][2] It should be drunk immediately.[1][2] The drinker may count to three in Japanese, " bomb!"[1] Or they may simply yell "Kanpai!" The sake bomb chant may also be said before drinking. The chant has one person say "sake" and others say "bomb", before consuming the drink. Usually done with cold sake[3]

A variation of the sake bomb is to "bomb" a shot of warm sake into a chilled Red Bull energy drink.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "How To Sake Bomb". Thrillist. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Katie. Feature: Sake It to Me. January 31, 2005. Boston College The Heights.
  3. ^ Pardilla, Caroline (2013-04-22). "An Ode to the Sake Bomb Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 2021-08-06.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Sake bomb at Wikimedia Commons