If you turned up your nose at liver as a child, you’d better look away now. Shiokara is a Japanese dish made from marine animals such as squid which are fermented in their own viscera. It’s no wonder that it’s often gulped down and followed by a shot of whiskey or three.
This is one of those drinks you’d like to think they were drunk prior to even coming up with the idea. Baby mouse wine is prepared by drowning a large number of baby mice, no more than 2-3 days old, in vats full of rice wine. Just fucking nasty! The mixture is stored in a dark, cool space for about a year before it can be consumed. Apparently it’s incredible potent, which is a good thing, because I’d rather forget the fact I am drinking anything with dead mice floating in it. I just can’t even imagine what the flavor might be like.
Do y’all want to try a shot? A simple recipe made with cheap tequila and a snake that makes this a slightly bizarre beverage of choice. You are supposed to place the live snake into the bottle of tequila to drown, and as it drowns it emits medicinal properties beneficial to many (supposedly). Once drowned, you can take the snake out, skin it and gut it, place it back into the bottle to distill and age for up to a year and then consume.