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Lizard wine, China and far east Asia
Lizard-flavoured rice wine may seem like a modern gimmick to gross out your mates, but it actually has a history going back centuries and has been a "luxury export" from China for decades. A green-hued, brandy-like liquor, it is produced by fermenting rice wine in a cask with a generous helping of geckos and ginseng.
Drinking the wine is said to help ward off evil and to improve vision. Bottles – complete with their scaly occupants – are available through specialist UK stockists such as Edible.