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'Habushu': Japan's weird hard spirit comes with a venomous snake in bottle

'Habushu': Considered more than just a drink, it is hailed as a health tonic

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The drink is prepared by soaking fang-bearing pit viper found in Ryukyu Islands.—Instagram@Travel
The drink is prepared by soaking fang-bearing pit viper found in Ryukyu Islands.—Instagram@Travel

Embark on a spirited journey through Japan with 'Habushu,' an extraordinary whiskey straight from Okinawa that adds a daring twist to your usual beverage choices. 

This unique concoction involves soaking a venomous pit viper from the Ryukyu Islands in Awamori, an Okinawan rice spirit, turning it into an exotic elixir with a touch of snake-induced quirkiness.

Considered more than just a drink, 'Habushu' is hailed as a health tonic, with claims of the venom-neutralising process during months of soaking rendering the snake as harmless as a rubber counterpart. 

Instagram users share their experiences, with one encouraging others to "try everything at least once," while others affirm the bizarre yet thrilling ride that 'Habushu' offers.

Whether you're a seasoned adventurer seeking an extraordinary libation or someone looking to spice up their drinks cabinet with a touch of the wild side, 'Habushu' beckons you to take a sip and embrace the eccentric charm of Japan's snake whiskey culture.