Can't I drive if I drink amazake? [Simple explanation of points to note]

"I like amazake and drink it, but is it okay to drive after drinking?"

This time I will answer such a question.

Amazake can be expected to have beauty and health effects, and recently, even young people are increasing the number of people who drink it.

In fact, when driving, there are some things to be careful about when drinking amazake.

Then I will tell you in an easy-to-understand manner!

Can I drive even if I drink amazake?

In conclusion, You don't have to worry about drunk driving even after drinking Amazake. is.

For amazake, "" made from rice and koji Rice Jiuqu Amazake "" And "made from lees" Sake lees amazake There are two types.

The manufacturing method and ingredients differ depending on each amazake, and it is recommended to drink alcohol-free rice-jiuqu amazake when driving.

Then I will tell you in detail.

It's okay to drink! "Rice Jiuqu Amazake"

Rice-jiuqu amazake, which is made from rice and jiuqu, does not contain alcohol.

I will briefly explain why rice koji amazake does not contain alcohol.

First, by adding Jiuqu to the cooked rice and keeping it warm, fermentation (microorganisms that are effective for humans work to decompose substances) proceeds by the action of the bacteria.

In the process, the starch contained in the rice is decomposed to produce rice-jiuqu amazake. Natural sweetness derived from rice Is a feature.

In the process here It does not work to generate alcohol.

In other words, since rice-jiuqu amazake does not contain alcohol, pregnant women, children, and people who are not good at drinking can drink with confidence, as well as drivers.

Be careful if you drink! ?? "Lees Amazake"

Sake amazake, the raw material of which is made from lees, contains a small amount of alcohol.

For commercially available lees amazake Less than 1% It contains alcohol, which is sweetened by sugar, not rice.

The classification is not alcoholic beverages but soft drinks (drinks other than dairy products and alcoholic beverages (alcohol content 1% or more)).

You can tell whether it is rice koji amazake or sake lees amazake by looking at the raw materials, and if it says "lees", it is sake lees amazake.

In addition, the alcohol content of the lees itself is about 8%, so be careful when drinking handmade lees amazake.

because, If it is detected that the alcohol concentration in 1 L of exhaled breath (exhaled breath) is 0.15 mg or more, it will be subject to crackdown, and there is a risk of imprisonment for up to 3 years or a fine of up to 500,000 yen.

Alcohol concentration can be suppressed by heating, but alcohol content remains, so It is wise to refrain from drinking as much as possible before driving is not it.

Also, even though it is less than 1% on the market, it contains alcohol, so those who are particularly vulnerable to alcohol should refrain from drinking it before driving.

How to get rid of the alcohol of lees amazake?

So far we have talked about two types of amazake and alcohol.

Here, I would like to explain how to remove alcohol from simple lees and amazake.

However, it is difficult to completely remove alcohol (to reduce the alcohol content to 0%).

If you really don't like alcohol, we recommend that you drink rice-jiuqu amazake with 0% alcohol instead of lees amazake.

Put in a pan and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes.

You can remove alcohol to some extent by putting amazake in a pot and boiling it for about 5 minutes.

The boiling point of alcohol (the temperature at which a liquid boils) is approximately 78.3 ℃.

In other words, alcohol can be blown off by raising the temperature to that level.

However, it is still difficult to reduce the alcohol content to 0%.

As I mentioned in the previous item, the alcohol content of commercially available lees amazake is less than 1%.

If you really care about it or want to drink lees amazake with as little alcohol as possible, we recommend you to try this simplest method.

In addition to this, there is also a way to remove alcohol using sake, but since sake and a lighter (or match) will be required, I will omit it here.

in conclusion

How was it?

This time, I talked about "Can I drive after drinking amazake?"

There are two types of amazake, and to briefly summarize what I told you,

  1. Rice Jiuqu Amazake → Non-alcoholic so you don't have to worry about drunk driving.
  2. Lees Amazake → Since it contains a small amount of alcohol, it may be better to refrain from driving as much as possible.

It will be.

If you drink amazake before driving, we recommend drinking rice-jiuqu amazake with 0% alcohol.

Also, if you really care about the alcohol content of lees and amazake, it is better to remove the alcohol content using the method introduced here before drinking.

Be careful of drunk driving and have a fun amazake life!