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Japan isn't only known for its varieties of green tea; it’s also known for its wide selection of alcoholic beverages. You'll find a drink that suits your taste, from locally brewed beer, sake, plum wine, and creative cocktails.
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Japan has a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including Japanese sake, also known as rice wine, beer, cocktails, plum wine, and many more. Japanese alcoholic beverages are a staple of Japanese life; from work drinking parties; to relaxing at home, you can often find someone with a drink in their hand. Japanese alcohol can be enjoyed anywhere; in a bar with your coworkers, at the park with your friends, and at home with your family.

Japan's most popular alcoholic beverages are beer, sake, shochu, whiskey, and plum wine. Beer is made with a mixture of hops and rice, so the malt content is much lower than other beers internationally. Because of this, Japanese beer is cheaper and has a much lighter taste. Japanese sake is made by mixing water, rice, and koji mold; best left to ferment over many years. Most regular sake has a slightly fruity aroma with a clean and sweet taste. Sake aged much longer develops a darker color, a deeper flavor, and a more potent scent. Shochu is a distilled spirit from rice, wheat, sugarcane, and sweet potatoes. When you add soda to shochu, it becomes a "chuhai" drink. While whiskey is most famously known to be Irish and Scottish alcohol, Japanese whiskey brands have gained respect and recognition, including winning international awards. Whiskey is a much deeper and darker distilled spirit made from rye, wheat, barley, and corn. When you add whiskey to soda, it becomes a "whiskey highball." Umeshu, also known as plum wine, is a trendy drink among younger women in Japan. Plum wine is a sweet and sour Japanese alcohol that can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks, cut with water, or mixed with soda. Plum wine is always the best way to go if you're looking for the first step into popular Japanese alcoholic beverages.

There are many popular Japanese cocktails, such as sours, cassis-based cocktails, and highball whiskey. Sours, also known as chuhai, are a mixture of shochu, flavoring, and soda. The most popular flavors to add to a sour, or chuhai, are lemon, grapefruit, grape, and oolong tea. Some companies, and local businesses, may also have seasonal flavors, such as kiwi, orange, and strawberry in the summer. Chuhai's are an excellent Japanese alcoholic beverage choice for those who like to drink but don't entirely enjoy the strong taste of alcohol. The two most common cassis-based cocktails that you will find in Japan are the cassis orange and cassis grapefruit. Because these are fruity and very sweet drinks, the cassis-based cocktails are popular among young women in Japan. Highballs, also known as whiskey highballs, are made by adding whiskey to soda. Highballs are pretty similar to the chuhai; however, highballs have a much more prevalent flavor of whiskey, while the flavors of a chuhai will mask the taste of alcohol. Because of the highball's strong and deep flavor, this drink is popular among older men in Japan. With the help of the byFood marketplace, you can even shop Japanese alcoholic beverages online and have them delivered directly to your house, providing an easy and reliable way to keep your fridge stocked.