Chouchen

Chouchen (in Breton Chouchenn) is a mead type of drink made as the result in fermentation of honey in water. Freshly pressed apple juice or beer is used to start the process. It is traditionally made in Brittany, France. In its original form chouchen was made from cider and honey. It usually contains 14% of alcohol by volume.

Chouchen
Chouchen

The best chouchen is made from buckwheat honey. Chouchen is drank cold as an aperitif. There are certain chouchen drinks that include some seawater. There are never confirmed rumours that some producers used to add little bit of bee venom into their chouchen.