Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2014
Instead of the same old boring go-to beverage, this summer when you make your konbini pit stop, reach for something a little more refreshing. Kirin has released the Hyoketsu Ice Smoothie, a chu-hai-style frozen drink that comes in lychee and lemon flavors. Easy to transport and sip in a plastic pouch not unlike those Coolish treats, this icy boozer is 6 percent alcohol and only ¥178 a pop. Or spring for Smirnoff’s vodka-based citrus daiquiri or piña colada (¥248) tropical flavors.