Crazy Cocktails for the Overly Adventurous
Sometimes when we head to the bar, we just have a hankering for something new, a taste that we’ve yet to explore. If you’re customers are bored of beer, whinging about wine, angry with ale or on their last legs with lager then maybe some of the following drinks will tickle their fancy? (Or rather refresh their love of the previously mentioned) Having strange options on your menu will get people talking about your place and also bring more customers into it. We’ve made a list of some of the strangest alcoholic beverages this world has to offer and trust me, they are not for the faint of heart.
First let’s start with a drink that hails from China and South East Asia, snake wine. It’s pretty self-explanatory, that being said even after knowing the name of the drink you’ll still be shocked when you see a bottle of this stuff. Inside its container sits an entire snake, its full body complete with its venom too. Don’t worry though, the venom dissolves into the drink and the snake isn’t alive to that might help (maybe?). Believe it or not though this drink isn’t just for your enjoyment, it actually comes with supposed medical benefits, several healing benefits along with cures for both baldness and impotence. Perhaps snake oil was a term mixed up in translation?
A Sourtoe Cocktail
From the east to the west, this time we find ourselves enjoying beverages in Canada. Head over to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City and for just an extra $5 CAD you can spice up any drink of your choice with a genuine mummified toe, after all nothing spells out an adventure like a mummy! This may seem like a joke but I promise you it’s true, in fact those brave enough to take up the sourtoe challenge will become a member of the somewhat exclusive Sourtoe Cocktail Club, complete with bragging rights. Though it may seem tempting, try your best not to swallow the toe when drinking though, it’ll add an extra $2500 CAD onto your bill. Maybe you’d be best asking for a straw?
Pig Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is a pretty standard cocktail, it’s perhaps seen as one of the more offbeat mixtures amongst the mainstays of the cocktail thanks to its somewhat savoury ingredients but you’ll hardly be ruffling anyone’s feathers by ordering one. Enter the Pig Bloody Mary. The first time you heard the name of the standard one you might have been concerned about its contents, quickly being reassured there is no actual blood in the thing. Well now, thanks to Contigo in Austen, Texas you can get one with just that in it. The Pig Bloody Mary contains vodka, spices and genuine pig’s blood. Personally, I can’t imagine much on this earth tastes better with the addition of pig’s blood and apparently the Bloody Mary is no acceptation. The drink has been described as having the taste of a band aid. Bon appetite!