Would you drink snake wine?

With these bottles of unusual wine produced in Thailand, a tasty tipple comes with a potent bite. The venomous cobra snake is used to make the snake wine but the poison is cancelled out by the alcoholic content of the drink, meaning you’ll avoid a pounding hangover.

Similarly, months of fermenting means the dead scorpion encased in the yellow bottles doesn’t have the same sting in the tail as when it was alive.

Venomous snake wine
Not something I am quick to trust

Instead, the liquor is considered healthy and seemingly has many health benefits. These rice-based liquors are considered to be a strong natural aphrodisiac.

Are you brave enough to drink snake wine?


  1. I saw these snake-filled bottles, some years ago, when I was at the Golden Triangle and crossed the river to Lao. It was here in the market, but I was not aware this is wine for drinking (yuk – who would want to drink it). In your picture I note the label on the bottle saying “whisky”. But I haven’t seen it in other parts of Thailand like in Bangkok. I wonder. Have you?


  2. I think that they are made in Vietnam, I got 2 bottles from asiansnakewine shop and it’s written vietnam


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