David Blecken
May 29, 2018

Coke positions its first alcoholic drink as lemon sour for picky people

Can chu-hi in a can be high class? Lemondo thinks it can.

Can chu-hi in a can be high class? Lemondo thinks it can.

Coca-Cola has ventured into the alcohol market in Japan with the launch of Lemondo, a chu-hi drink available in varying strengths ranging from 3 to 7%. Chu-hi is traditionally a combination of shochu, fruit juice and soda water.

The new brand is the only alcoholic product in the beverage giant’s portfolio. According to reports, Coca-Cola sees strong potential for chu-hi in Japan, but does not plan to expand this pilot venture to other markets.

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