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Paid PostPosted on Oct 29, 2012

10 Of The Weirdest Alcoholic Beverages In The World

If you brew it, someone's bound to drink it. Learn more about the potent liquor known as moonshine during an all-new season of Moonshiners Wednesdays at 10/9c on the Discovery Channel.

1. Snake Wine

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Snake wine is predominantly found in Asia and is typically produced by infusing entire snakes into rice wine. The alcohol is believed to have medicinal properties that improve everything from hair loss to sexual virility.

2. Chocolate Beer

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This Chocolate Donut Stout is brewed in Alexandria, VA by the Shenandoah Brewing Company and is made with real chocolate along with a host of other, assumedly delicious, ingredients.

3. Three Lizard Liquor

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To make this reptilian beverage, lizards (three to be precise), typically of the gecko-variety, are left to soak in rice liquor. The traditional eastern medicine theory states that this allows the lizard's energy to be absorbed by the alcohol and thus transferred to whoever drinks it.

4. Pulque


This milky substance is made from the fermented sap of the Maguey plant. Pulque has been consumed since the time of the Aztecs, but fell into decline with the introduction of beer.

5. Pizza Beer

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This culinary concoction was first devised by Tom and Athena Seefurth after they came across a surplus tomatoes and garlic.

6. Scorpion Vodka

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This single grain vodka is infused with nothing but the highest grade farm raised scorpions. What about the deadly venom you ask? Not to worry, the toxins are neutralized via a special process before being added to the vodka. The scorpions are edible too, if that's your thing.

7. Squirrel Beer

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Billed by BrewDog as the "strongest, most expensive and most shocking beer in the world," this $765/bottle brew is 55 percent alcohol and comes encased in a taxidermic squirrel repurposed from roadkill.

8. Chili Beer

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For those that desire a bit more bite to their brew, the Chili Beer is a premium lager that has a Serrano Chili Pepper dropped into every bottle.

9. Bacon Vodka

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Bacon makes everything better.

10. Moonshine

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Known as white lightning, tennessee white whiskey, or simply moonshine, this illicit liquor is still distilled in the backwoods of Appalachia where shiners evade the law and make their alcoholic concoctions by the light of the moon. Watch Discovery's new season of Moonshiners to learn more about the secrets of this dangerous liquor.

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