It is believed that countries are judged by their national cuisine, and people – by their gastronomic preferences. But an experienced tourist knows for sure that the most frank secrets lie in the drinks that are preferred by the locals. We have selected six of the most stunning ones.
6. Colorful beer in Japan
In Japan, you can taste different colors of beer. The famous Japanese brewery “Abashiri” serves blue, green, red and purple beers. The strange drink differs not only in colors, but also in its variety and name.
The producers of colorful beer themselves admit that they are inspired to create the drink by the seasons in Hokkaido, where the company’s headquarters are located. For example, blue beer is made from melting icebergs, while pink beer is made from purple autumn harvest potatoes.
5. Sparkling water with unusual tastes in Japan
The inhabitants of Japan are still lovers of turning ordinary dishes into specific drinks. The well-known local company “Ramun” produces sparkling water with unusual flavors.
For example, you can buy a bottle of soda flavored with teriyaki sauce, wasabi, curry, or gum, banana, blueberry. But of all types, visitors especially highlight soda with an unusual taste of white champagne.
4. Juice of the Titicacus frog in Peru
But one of the inhabitants of Lake Titicaca in Peru is already on the verge of extinction. The fact is that locals and tourists are very fond of an unusual drink called “Peruvian Viagra”, the main ingredient of which is the Titicaca frog.
To prepare a liter of this cocktail, a live frog is beaten against the walls of the aquarium until it loses consciousness. Then skin is removed from it and crushed in a blender. Mixed with poppy seeds, honey, aloe and spicy bean soup. The throat-burning drink is very popular, which is why conservationists are in favor of banning its production. Hurry to Peru, maybe your glass will be the last one.
3. Cocktail “Higher breasts” in Thailand
According to an advertising campaign for the drink, “it heals saggy, dull and small breasts without surgery or medication.” The Kinohimitsu company makes this magical cocktail from a mixture of papaya, peach, royal jelly, vitamin C and fish collagen with pueraria bladder root.
The people of Thailand have been using this plant in folk medicine for more than half a century for heat attacks during menopause. The producers of the strange drink themselves claim that paddleweed can cure anything, even breast diseases. Meanwhile, customers line up for a wonderful cocktail.
2. Bird’s Nest Drink in China
And Chinese manufacturers have introduced a product to the market that they claim promotes skin rejuvenation and smoothness. This is a drink from the nests, which swiftlets make from their own saliva. The saliva of these birds contains many nutrients for liver health and skin softening, which is why it is considered a delicacy in China and sells for $ 1 per gram.
Since not many Chinese can afford to pay such a price for a swiftlet nest, manufacturers came up with the idea of making mineral water out of them, which has a sweetish floral taste. Lumps of nests are said to still float in the drink.
1. Drink made from panda dung in China
The most entrepreneurial in our top was a Chinese teacher from Sichuan University An Yanshi. This man began to grow green tea in panda feces and even patented this unusual method.
At the presentation of his Eco Panda Tea, Ahn argued that panda bodies extract only a third of the nutrients from bamboo, and the rest is excreted in their excrement. Thus, the leaves of the tea grown in them absorb these beneficial substances. But be prepared for the fact that you have to pay $ 7,000 for 100 grams of panda drink.