North Korea claims to have invented 'hangover-free' booze
State media asserts that Koryo Liquor, which is made with ginseng and organic rice, is "highly appreciated by experts and lovers."
According to the state-owned Pyongyang Times, it took experts years to create this breakthrough beverage.
The key to this hangover-free booze is that scientists replaced the sugar in Koryo Liquor with "boiled and glutinous rice."
The result is a spirit that is made with ginseng and organic rice, containing an alcohol content of 30% to 40% as well as being "highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover."
Pyongyang officials have previously declared ginseng as the "elixir of life" and falsely claimed the plant extract to be a cure for SARS and Aids.
The paper says that the concotion's "subtle blend... of the scorched starch with the sweetness of glucose cannot be produced with any spices."
The "scorched glutinous rice" reportedly contains essential amino acids, inorganic substances and vitamins and helps the body break down fats.