The fancy scorpion vodka can be purchased from one of the UK's weird grocery stores. Moreover, manufacturers assure that it is not only safe for health, but even useful. It removes toxins from the body, normalizes blood pressure and even increases potency. Scorpions are not caught in the wild, but specially grown on one of the farms in China. Before entering the bottle, the scorpions undergo a special treatment to remove the venom.
In 1940, the Mexican alcoholic beverage manufacturer Del Magwe began adding a guzano butterfly caterpillar to a bottle of mezcal. Exclusively in order to confirm the high quality of the products - insects do not decompose in good alcohol. Well, then, there were legends that such a drink is useful for men. The guzano caterpillar is of two types - white and red. Red is much less common, therefore, and the mezcal, to which it is added, is more expensive. But it is difficult to determine the color of the caterpillar in the bottle, the alcoholized insect becomes colorless.
Wine with mice is very popular in Korea and China. It is recommended to take it for colds and liver disease. Moreover, the mice should be no more than two or three days old, until they have time to cover with hair. Poor mice are poured with rice wine, then the bottle is removed to a dry, dark place and kept for at least a year.
Alaska Distillery, based, as the name suggests, in Alaska, launched a smoked salmon-flavored vodka several years ago. Vodka has a red color and a distinct fishy taste and smell. True, the inhabitants of Alaska themselves drink it with pleasure, claiming that salmon is an integral part of their diet. Therefore, there is no need to buy fish for vodka, all in one bottle.
The Scottish brewing company Brewmeister produces the strongest beer in the world. The strength of this drink is 65 degrees. It contains spring water, wheat, malt and oatmeal. Beer is frozen during preparation, while the alcohol does not freeze, and the excess ice is simply removed.
The Inuit (Eskimos living in northwest Canada) came up with an original recipe for free wine: they take a dead seagull and fill it with water. This creepy mixture is placed in a warm place for several days. Then it is filtered and boiled several times. That's it, the wine is ready to drink. Travelers who have visited the Inuit, and who dared to try such a drink, assure that its taste can only be compared with liquid from a carburetor.
Since 2006, brewers on the Japanese island of Hokkaido have been producing milk beer. Affected by the traditional thrift of the Japanese, so that milk does not go to waste, the Abashiri Beer beer company began to add it to its products. The new beer was named Bilk (beer + milk), that is, beer + milk. But in English-speaking countries, they are wary of it, because Bilk is translated from English as "swindle".
At this point, it's time to stop collecting recipes for strange alcoholic drinks from around the world. Let's talk better about a Russian drink called "lampopo". It is believed that this is a comic anagram of the word "in half". Many Russian writers of the 19th century mention the lampopo drink, but no one names the exact recipe. The composition of "lampopo" could include kvass, beer, wine, champagne, as well as lemon, sugar and crackers. That is, it was not for nothing that the drink received such a name, everything that was at hand was poured into one bowl in equal proportions. "Lampopo" is even mentioned in Dahl's dictionary, according to which it is a drink made from cold beer with lemon and rye dryers (croutons).