Whether you like alcohol or dislike it, you should know about this weird alcoholic drink. Not really deadly, but yes, a lot of alcoholic beverages in China have venom of snakes and other small creatures like scorpions. Locals believe that the reptiles add flavor to the drink and have medicinal value too, reports India TV.
The toxic alcoholic beverages are made by infusing full snakes in an already alcoholic drink called rice wine or ethanol. Snakes are dipped into the drinks for their “essence” and “venom” which gets dissolved in the liquor. They are kept like this for months so that their body fluids can mix well with wine and make for a shot. The fatal venom of the snake gets denatured by the ethanol present in the drink which unfolds the proteins and hence makes it inactive.