or sake bottle and cup emoji or rice wine emoji or sake emoji [sah-kee bot-l n kup ih-moh-jee]
What does 🍶 mean?
Kampai! Cheers! The sake bottle and cup emoji, 🍶, shows a carafe of sake, or Japanese rice wine, and a traditional sake cup.
Especially by people who are Japanese, the emoji is often used for joyous or celebratory occasions that call for the alcoholic beverage, sake. Or, just a nice sushi outing.
Sometimes Westerners confuse the sake bottle and cup emoji for a carton of milk. Fun.
Where does come from?
Who uses ?
The sake bottle and cup emoji is most popular, unsurprisingly, among Japanese people. What is surprising, though, is that Google Trends data shows search interest in the sake bottle and cup emoji limited to Japan and the United States.
The sake bottle and cup emoji is used to illustrate celebrations that involve, well, sake. But this usage is pretty expansive: The sake emoji can be used to indicate any kind of celebratory meal involving drinking and partying, not just exclusively sake drinking.
— うい (@ui_pshu) June 30, 2018
Because the sake bottle and cup emoji pops up in celebratory situations where folks are drinking, it’s often paired with the clinking beer mugs emoji 🍻 and other alcoholic beverage emoji.
CHEERS TO THE FREAKIN’ WEEKEND! | My #girlssquad is better than yours! It’s Saturday, because tomorrow’s Sunday! Woof woof! 🍻🍶🍷🍺🍻🍶🍷🍻🍶🍷🍺
— L Mini Writer (@LMiniWriter) June 30, 2018
— しまむーん🌙尽忠 (@artever1) June 29, 2018
Some Western social-media users mistake the sake bottle and cup emoji as showing a milk carafe or drinking vessels for other beverages. As a result, sake bottle and cup emoji appears not infrequently in posts about breakfast and other lactic treats. That’s a breakfast of champions.
Healthy food is not your choice all the time.sometimes it means that all what you find to eat ! 🧀🍞🍶🍑 pic.twitter.com/IAw7CPYsfy
— Maha Nagi (@MahaNagi) June 30, 2018
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