Coca-Cola Spends 4 Years Developing a Warm Carbonated Drink For JapanBrian Ashcraft9/03/13 7:40amFiled to: snacktakujapankotakueastcoca-cola804EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Is hot ginger ale a thing? In Japan, it apparently will be—or wants to be. Whichever. Advertisement This fall, Coca-Cola Japan is rolling out cans of "hot" Canada Dry Ginger Ale. That's right, they've figured out how to can warm carbonated drinks—something that took four years of research.Hot (well, warm) canned drinks are not new to Japan, but they are typically hot tea or hot canned coffee. MyNavi says this is the first time Coca-Cola has released a heated carbonated beverage (on purpose!). The drink has ginger extract as well as apple and cinnamon flavoring. Advertisement According to IT Media, Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale goes on sale in Japan on October 21 at convenience stores and vending machines. For those who can't wait until then, leave a few cans out in the sun. You get the idea. I've never had hot ginger ale. Hot Dr Pepper, yes. Hot ginger ale, nope.コカ・コーラ初、ホットな炭酸飲料「カナダドライホットジンジャーエール」発売 [IT Media] Sponsored To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.