Japan is well-known for its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine. Among the unique and adventurous drinks in the country, one gaining attention is Habushu, a special snake whiskey that combines tradition, craftsmanship, and a touch of the extraordinary.
This snake whiskey is a traditional alcoholic drink that originates from the subtropical island of Okinawa in Japan. The whiskey comes with a twist – it includes a venomous snake in the bottle. The snake used in this wine is usually a pit viper known as a habu snake, easily available in Okinawa.
The process of making Habushu involves mixing venomous snakes with a rice-based liquor and herbal mixture. The venom is believed to dissolve in alcohol, making it harmless. Habushu is often consumed during special occasions or celebrations, and its prices start at $90.