The 5 Strangest Beverages From Around the World
There are tons of different drinks in the world! Some may sound appetizing, while others sound scary. However, we found the five strangest beverages from around the world that you should know about. After reading these, let us know if you would try them.
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Sinchicara is a popular Ecuadorian drink popular with many communities. This drink is cane brandy fused with the bark of rainforest plants. Though it’s an alcoholic beverage, people find it useful for different areas of life. For instance, Sinchicara may soothe rheumatoid arthritis or work as an aphrodisiac to boost libido in the bedroom.
Pizza Beer (United States)
Pizza and beer are two staple items in American culture. Have you ever considered combining the two into a drink? Well, one Illinois couple did! They created something unique by including tomatoes, garlic, and herbs in the brewing process. Pizza beer is the "world's first culinary beer." And those who tried the beer confirmed that it has a very similar taste to pizza!
Snake Wine (China)
As its name suggests, Snake Wine is wine containing a snake in the bottle. This traditional drink is native to China, but Indian and southeast Asian countries also consume the drink. People drink Snake Wine for medicinal purposes, believing that the venom has beneficial effects. Interestingly, the venom doesn’t pose a threat to the drinker because the alcohol neutralizes it.
Three Lizard Liquor (China and Vietnam)
Among the five strangest beverages from around the world, Three Lizard Liquor is definitely the oddest. Often consumed in Chinese and Vietnamese villages, this beverage contains three live lizards! Sealed in a container with 75 proof alcohol, people believe the lizards give out heat energy which restores health, chi, and prevents evil spirits from doing harm.
Tequila is a well-known drink made from the agave plant. However, people in Mexico consume Pulque, which is the fermented sap of the agave plant. This milk-colored drink has the consistency of Kombucha with a sour yeast-like flavor. Many people say it takes time adjusting to the look and taste!