Sake bomb

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Sake bomb
Sake bomb - man pounds table with fist.jpg
TypeBeer cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard drinkwareA pint glass and a shot glass.
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Shot Glass (Standard).svg
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.

Sometimes two chopsticks are placed parallel on top of the glass of beer, and the shot glass is placed on top of them. The drinker slams the table with their fists, causing the sake to fall into the beer.[1] It should be drunk immediately, and works best with warm sake.

Alternatively, the drinker may count to three in Japanese, " BOMB!" Or they may simply yell "KANPAI!"

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

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  1. ^ Thomas, Katie. Feature: Sake It to Me. January 31, 2005. Boston College The Heights.