Japanese alcoholic drink (frozen shochu you must try)

Interesting ways to drink Japanese alcoholic drink (shochu)

Japanese alcoholic drink
Japanese drink Shochu
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There are various ways to drink Japanese alcoholic drink (shochu) in Japan. Most of the peoples drinks shochu with ice or on the rock, with water, tonic, and others. But in Japan, there is also a different way to drink shochu. That is Syarikin (Sherbet), a frozen shochu.

Japanese alcoholic drink
frozen shochu

The sherbet-like shape obtained by freezing shochu is called Syarikin.

Japanese alcoholic drink
(frozen shochu with tonic)

While drinking, ordinary ice will melt. As a result, the taste will be diluted and fade. Using frozen shochu (Syarikin), the taste doesn’t fade even after it melts. You can enjoy the strong taste of shochu. Japanese mixes and enjoy Syarikin (Sherbet) with non-alcoholic drinks like water, tonic, oolong tea, green tea, and many others. But remember, you must use cold ones so that the frozen shochu doesn’t melt soon. Many Japanese enjoy this frozen shochu with the Japanese drink hoppy.

Which company makes frozen shochu (Syarikin) ?

Japanese alcoholic drink
Japanese alcoholic drink Kinmiya shochu (sherbet type)

This Syarikin is produced by freezing Kinmiya shochu. Miyazaki Co. Ltd https://www.miyanoyuki.co.jp/syarikin.html is producing it.

Where can we drink frozen shochu in japan?

You can find this type of drink in typical Yakitori restaurants. The price is between 400 yen to 500 yen. Skewers are a very good snack while drinking alcohol. If you buy online, it costs about 105 yen per 90 ml pack.

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What is the freezing point of alcohol? Can we freeze alcohol in the household refrigerator?

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME (ABV)FREEZING POINT
UP TO 15% (BEER, WINE, JAPANESE SAKE, SHOCHU, ETC)-7 C
UP TO 20% (JAPANESE SAKE, SHOCHU, ETC)-11 C
40% (WHISKY, VODKA, SHOCHU, ETC)-31 C
60% (WHISKY, VODKA, GIN, RUM ETC)-44.5 C
80% (STRONGEST RUM, SHOCHU, ETC )-67 C
THE FREEZING POINT OF ALCOHOL

By the way, the temperature of the household freezer is generally -18 c. So Japanese sake, shochu, etc. can be frozen at home.

NOTE: AVOID DRINKING ALCOHOL UNTIL YOU REACH THE LEGAL AGE SET BY YOUR COUNTRY

What do you think about this Japanese alcoholic drink (freezing shochu)? Will you try it?

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