I don’t think ‘Cocktail’ was a perfect critical success, but it touched a vein in our culture.
Who does not love cocktails? We all do, but we all generally have a certain taste set as far as cocktails are considered. Most of the weekends are about going out and savouring some freshly made cocktails but in some places around the world, these things are weirder than you can even imagine. Unlike impressive combinations of cocktails that make for a wonderfully tasty path to drunkdom, these are the most bizarre:
1 – Aragog – Tarantula Venom Cocktail
A mixologist in Mexico City’s Luciferina Bar, Romeo Palomares created a unique, supernatural-themed cocktail for the upcoming Dia de los Muertos holiday by trying an unlikely ingredient tarantula venom – allegedly tasting salty like an oyster. Apparently, after he tasted this venom, his mouth became numb and started to tingle.
He allegedly named the cocktail “Aragog” after the elephant-sized Acromantula of the Harry Potter universe, claiming that it was not for a faint heart, not only because of the venom but because the drink also contained two different spirits and a hefty shot of mezcal. Heavy salivation and facial numbness is felt after having this drink.
2 – The Bubble Bath Martini
It is described as lavender flavoured liquid with a touch of rose air and is even served with a miniature rubber duck. It has Lavender and poppy seed cold infused vodka while the bubbles are made from bubble gum and you can buy this at Lounge Bohemia, London.
3 – The Forever Young
Containing actual eucalyptus, it is served behind a mirror in a chalice, and is to be drunk with the straw. Its ingredients are Grey goose vodka, Martini extra dry, eucalyptus, Maraschino and citrus and you can buy this at Langham Hotel, London.
4 – The Aunt Roberta
Believed to be the most alcoholic drink in the world, this contains 100% alcohol without any mixers. Containing Gin, vodka, brandy, absinthe and blackberry liquer, it is available in Alabama.
5 – The P&Tonic
It is probably the only Gin and tonic that is said to have actual peas. You can buy it in Pint shop, Cambridge.
6 – The Mohawk
It has those smokey undertones as it contains syrup from tobacco leaves. Its in-depth ingredients are Rye whiskey, Bonal Gentiane-Quina, bitters, lemon twist, tobacco syrup and you can but it in Lafitte, San Francisco.
7 – The La Galvaude Caesar
It has a weird combination of chicken stock and chick peas, making it a cocktail-come-broth. Containing Chicken stock, tomato juice, poutine sauce, chickpeas and vodka, you can buy it Bar Vintage in Montreal.
8 – The Doug Laming’s Margherita
Certainly for acquired tastes, it contains Cointreau, Tequila, caviar, syrup, and is available at The Rabbit Hotel bar, Sydney.
9 – The Deep Sea
It is more of a fishy idea as it contains genuine squid ink and seaweed or to be precise Bols Genever, vermouth, ocean bitters, squid ink, absinthe and seaweed wrap. You can but it at the Nightjar, London.
10 – The GiGi’s cocktail
The world’s most expensive cocktail, £8,888, comprises gold leaf, vintage champagne and ultra-rare Armagnac dating back to before the Boer War. You can get it in GiGi’s Restaurant in Mayfair.
11 – The Sourtoe
A drink that consists of dehydrated and amputated human toe. Liken preserved the rum runner – Louie Liken’s amputed appendage in a jar of alcohol in his cabin for memories, which Yukon local Captain Dick Stevenson found 50 years later and started plunking it into the drinks of those who were brave enough. This can be bought at Sourtoe cocktail Club, at downtown hotel in Yukon, Canada.