Top 10 strangest cocktail ingredients

11th March, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Amputated toe

Sourtoe-cocktailA somewhat macabre addition to this list, an amputated toe is the star ingredient in a Canadian bar’s famous Sour Toe Cocktail.

The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City has been made famous by its signature serve – a shot of whisky containing a pickled human toe – which drinkers travel from far and wide to sample.

The tradition is not for patrons to consume the toe, but to let it touch their lips as they drink – swallowing the toe incurs a US$500 fine.

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