“A couple years ago some friends and I were driving to a New Years Eve party and discussing the events of the evening to come. Earlier that day we had purchased the liquor, mixers and chasers for the party. We found out the host of the party had never done a “Bomb Shot” before so, Bomb Shots became the theme of the party. We purchased Energy drinks (Rock Star in this case), Jägermeister, Whiskey, Sake and beer (American and Guinness). We were informed the host had already purchased Jamison and Irish Cream. We had all the ingredients needed for the four standard Bomb Shots… Irish Car Bombs, Jäger Bombs, Boilermakers, and Sake Bombs.
During the drive to the party, a good friend mentioned his sister had a shot glass slide down and hit her in the mouth and chipping her tooth while doing a Bomb Shot. He said the bar where that happened now uses little plastic novelty cups for Bomb Shots not instead of real glassware. As we continued to talk it seemed everyone in the car knew someone that had gotten hit with a sliding shot glass as they did a Bomb Shot. As conversation continued it was also agreed that the plastic novelty cups were not a good solution. It didn’t look, feel, or have the same appeal as doing Bomb Shots the traditional way. We wanted to be able to drop the shot into the drink see/hear it hit the bottom of the pint glass and tip it back to drink it like you would any other drink. This idea eventually became the tag line “The Drop, The Clink, and the Drink”
I became determined to develop a way to maintain all the sensations of the Bomb Shot and make it more enjoyable by making it safer. Other ideas came to mind first like industrial strength loop and hook (Velcro) and suction cups. These were clearly terrible ideas as Velcro would get food stuck in it and suction cups seemed to be unreliable. Ultra strong magnets occurred to me next and seemed to be the way to go. I then moved to finding a way to make it work, after some tinkering with different adhesives and attachment methods, I arrived at the current process of embedding the magnets in the bottom of the glasses.”
Michael Cook, Inventor / Owner
Magna-Shot Bomb Sets