snake wine

Snake and Scorpion Wine

Snake Wine is a rice based alcohol which is infused with a real snake, ginseng roots and herbal seed pods. Sometimes lizards, frogs and scorpions are added for extra potency similar to the bottle pictured here. The whiskey is steeped for several months, which then imparts a unique flavour into the whiskey, it is quite an acquired taste. The story is that this is used in SE Asia as an aphrodisiac; and it also has many medical uses, such as the treatment of back and muscle pain. Snake wine is sold in S.E. Asia and is mostly found in Vietnam, China and Laos. It is also available online here: Snake Wine