It’s about time to have an edible bottle to go with our favorite drink. And you can count on the Japanese to do something like that. Now, they have created sun-dried squid bottles to replace their traditional sake bottles. It’s recyclable and did I mention edible?
Backtracking a bit, the process begins when cuttlefish are caught, cleaned, and set out in the sun to dry. The skins may be stuffed with rice or grain to help them form to the shapes of bottles. After the squid have been sun-dried to a nice golden brown, they’re ready for their reincarnation as liquor bottles – you should be so lucky.
When warm or hot sake is poured into an Ika Tokurri, the liquor will absorb flavoring from the squid making the taste somewhat smoother and milder. The bottle can be used about 5 or 6 times; after that it can be eaten!