Just as we were getting used to seeing sparkling sake pop up on menus across the country more often, a new craze is slowly coming to some of our favorite restaurants and bars: sparkling jelly sake. Kind of like a weird cross between sparkling sake, bubble tea and fruity Jello Shots, this super fun libation, called Ikezo, is the best thing you’re currently not drinking. It is the epitome of a party in your mouth.
Manufactured by Ozeki Sake, drinking this effervescent wonder is as easy as it is fun. A brief informative video from the brand instructs the drinker to chill the cans, shake them up, then pour it into a champagne flute. You can sip it slowly like they do in the video, or you can split a can between four friends and take it as a shot, like we recently did at Brooklyn’s Ozi Dumplings. No matter which way you swig it, this sweet, sparkling delight makes a great after dinner drink, especially if you’re gearing up for something festive like karaoke.