I had never enjoyed a drink that requires me to perform five steps before I can even raise it to my lips. But this is the fun of Shirakiku's carbonated Lychee Ramune drink -- a Japanese soda in a codd bottle.
In order to get at the carbonated drink inside the glass bottle, you must first remove the seal from the top and detach the plunger from the center of the cap.
small depression at the top of the bottle. Then place the heel of your
palm on top, while steadying the base of the bottle with the bottom of
your hand. And push ... hard. Harder enough that you would expect it
An explosion of bubbles tells you've done it right and you're ready to
enjoy. If you're having difficulty figuring out the process, there are
dozens of tutorials (like this one) on YouTube. Just type in "Ramune."
to tame them before drinking them. It gives you a greater appreciation
for the sweetness of drink-tory.
A 6.7 ounce bottle is $1.79 at World Market. It was available in peach, strawberry, orange, and lychee flavor.