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    Thumbs up Habu Sake ... Snake in a Bottle

    While researching an article on "forbidden drinks" for a friend, I came a cross a great "Stars and Stripes" article about the uniquely Okinawan drink called "Habu Sake". Awamori in general is wonderful, the habu version will knock one on one's keister.

    Enjoy!

    LINK: Okinawa’s potent habu sake packs healthy punch, poisonous snake [Stars and Stripes - July 22, 2001]
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    Doug,

    Thanks for that. I certainly enjoyed Awamori while I was there, but I never got up the nerve to try the Habu version.

    Russ

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Daulton
    While researching an article on "forbidden drinks" for a friend, I came a cross a great "Stars and Stripes" article about the uniquely Okinawan drink called "Habu Sake". Awamori in general is wonderful, the habu version will knock one on one's keister.

    Enjoy!

    LINK: Okinawa’s potent habu sake packs healthy punch, poisonous snake [Stars and Stripes - July 22, 2001]
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    Has anyone here tried this "heavenly " Drink ?
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    I have drank some and even made a bottle with my teacher. It really tastes like there is a dead animal in the bottom of your drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakaboy
    I have drank some and even made a bottle with my teacher. It really tastes like there is a dead animal in the bottom of your drink.

    James East

    I thought there was a dead anilmal in the bottom of this drink.. How is the buzz factor ?
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    I tried this when i was in Japan. The stuff that I tried was pretty good actually. Potent though. I only did a coupla shots, some of my friends did more and it really floored them.

    On a side note there is a Korean version of this using a cobra and soju.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mc.
    I tried this when i was in Japan. The stuff that I tried was pretty good actually. Potent though. I only did a coupla shots, some of my friends did more and it really floored them.

    On a side note there is a Korean version of this using a cobra and soju.

    What"s a Soju ?
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    A korean liquor distilled from rice. It is generally clear with very little taste, which is what makes it deadly. You can mix it with stuff and hardly tast it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mc.
    A korean liquor distilled from rice. It is generally clear with very little taste, which is what makes it deadly. You can mix it with stuff and hardly tast it.

    Thanks ! I wonder Habu is sold here in the US...Hmmm
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    Japanese pronunciation is Shochu. I think it's Habu Shochu they are showing, not sake. The Japanese preferred drink is shochu not sake. Distilled from rice, wheat, or potatoes they drink it with hot water. Personally I prefer Jinro Korean Soju.

    Try fresh Suppon blood in sake for something different.

    http://homepage3.nifty.com/japrep/ka...to/suppon2.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/osakajon/96449972/
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyaku
    Japanese pronunciation is Shochu. I think it's Habu Shochu they are showing, not sake. The Japanese preferred drink is shochu not sake. Distilled from rice, wheat, or potatoes they drink it with hot water. Personally I prefer Jinro Korean Soju.

    Try fresh Suppon blood in sake for something different.

    http://homepage3.nifty.com/japrep/ka...to/suppon2.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/osakajon/96449972/

    Oy ! Something tells me when I visit japan, I'd be drinking bottled spring water
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    Default Shochu or soju

    Quote Originally Posted by hyaku
    Japanese pronunciation is Shochu. I think it's Habu Shochu they are showing, not sake. The Japanese preferred drink is shochu not sake. Distilled from rice, wheat, or potatoes they drink it with hot water. Personally I prefer Jinro Korean Soju.

    Try fresh Suppon blood in sake for something different.

    http://homepage3.nifty.com/japrep/ka...to/suppon2.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/osakajon/96449972/
    Shochu is the liquour specific to Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. Generally brewed from barley these days, there are also varieties made from rice, a blend of barley and rice, and a potato type too. It's origins are in Korea, and that version is know as Soju (generally a rice/barley blend). More info to be found at the excellent SakeWorld.com.
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    As an aside, mainland Japan has a drink, mamushi-shu, which is a different kind of venemous snake in shochu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew S
    As an aside, mainland Japan has a drink, mamushi-shu, which is a different kind of venemous snake in shochu.
    I also heard from a student who was stationed in Okinawa that some of the Okinawan Beers have "dead" rats in their Vat ? Please tell me it ain't so
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    oooh this sounds exotic. the wife and i are going to okinawa next year to visit her friend who married an okinawan guy. i'll have to insist on trying it. she loves awamori, so it should not be too difficult.

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