By David McNew/BloombergThe most popular drinks in Japan are Sorrel (sor-rəl), an alcoholic drink made from sorrel or honeycomb, and H-1B (h-ən-bər), a nonalcoholic drink made with the same ingredients.
They’re both commonly consumed by people over the age of 50.
The drink is also known as “hypnotism” and its effect is the same as hypnotic drinking, according to an article published in Scientific American, a leading medical journal.
The beverage is known as an “alternative beverage” because it is made by combining ingredients normally found in alcoholic drinks with ingredients that are less prevalent in nonalcoholics.
The article notes that a recent study found that Sorrel drinks are also more popular in Japan than in the United States.
The study was conducted at two convenience stores in Kobe and Osaka.
The study showed that those who purchased Sorrel were more likely to consume a more concentrated version of the drink, such as a 5% alcohol content and a 6% alcohol by volume (ABV) ratio, compared to those who bought H-2B.
The same beverage was more popular among those over the 65-year-old age group.
The Japanese drink is known for its high concentration of caffeine and alcohol, and the authors believe the combination of those ingredients may have led to a higher consumption rate for the beverage.
The researchers said that in Japan, the consumption rate of alcohol is typically more than half of that of nonalcoholists.
The researchers also found that H-B is the most popular drink among older adults, while it was the most widely consumed among younger adults.
“If we want to understand why Japanese people drink more alcohol than other people, we should look at alcohol consumption in general,” Takao Nakamura, professor of epidemiology and of health sciences at Kobe University School of Public Health, told Reuters Health.