Is a clear liquid, similar to tequila in alcohol content. it is usually brewed "in house", resulting in a variation in its taste and strength. this is by far the least expensive drink in the country. it is often served on special occasions in small, unbaked clay cups that hold less than a shot. it works great as a mixer in juice or soda. note that it may appear on menus as "nepali wine".
nepali or chyaang tibetan is a cloudy, moderately alcoholic drink sometimes called nepali beer". while weaker than raksi, it will still have quite an effect. this is often offered to guests in nepali homes, and is diluted with water. for your safety, be sure to ask your guests if the water has been sanitized before drinking this beverage.