North Korea claims to have invented 'suave' alcohol that prevents hangovers

Alcoholic drinks on sale at a hotel in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
Alcoholic drinks on sale at a hotel in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. PHOTO: REUTERS

The latest "miracle" product by North Korean scientists appears to be the perfect drink - hangover-free alcohol.

This special blend of liquor, which has an alcohol content of 30 to 40 per cent, has been described by The Pyongyong Times as "suave" and "exuding national flavour".

Known as Koryo Liquor, the key ingredients are reportedly six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam (an indigenous ginseng) and "scorched rice", which replaces sugar and gets rid of the bitter taste - and hangover - commonly associated with drinking alcohol.

The drink is already being hailed as a "national scientific and technological hit" in the country, according to The Pyongyang Times.

It has even been referred to as the "elixir of life", which the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory had been working on for years to perfect.

North Korea has previously laid claim to several seemingly miraculous inventions that contain Kaesong Koryo insam.

Last year, scientists released a drug, dubbed Kumdang 2, which could purportedly cure drug addiction, cancer, Ebola, HIV and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).