Weird foods or weird food combinations are more debated subjects, but when it comes to drinks, a whole new universe unveils. Because drinks are so various, strange combinations are likely to arise on every given occasion. This is where imagination reaches its peak, that’s for sure. So here are 8 of the weirdest drinks in the world.
The ingredients for this drink include rum, chocolate and cinnamon, and the great part about it is that it is served in an eggshell. We have to thank Antoine Amédée Peychaud for this one, who was an apothecary known for the brandy toddies he served out of eggcups at New Orleans Masonic gatherings in the 18th century.
2. Smoker’s Cough
You’ll need some Jagermeister and mayonnaise for this one. Yes, mayonnaise! It is reportedly very delicious, although its name doesn’t seem to really underline this taste detail. You’ll just have to taste it yourself. I’d advise you to do the tasting at home, where the toilet is clean and free, rather than in an obscure bar.
3. Gilpin Family Whisky
You’ll never guess what this one is made of. So it’s whisky all right, but with a special touch of urine for elderly diabetics. Urine, I tell you. According to Gilpin’s own explanation, he takes the urine of two diabetic patients daily, extracts the high sugar content, and then uses that sugar in the fermentation of whisky production.
4. Duck Fart
Sorry for this name, please. I wasn’t the inventor, but some guys from Alaska are behind the whole scheme, which isn’t so disastrous if you ask me about it. The Duck Fart is made by pouring different liquors on layer-by-layer and not mixing them together. It’s usually made with Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream and Crown Royal, and can be drunk like a shot. This sounds like a great dessert. But what’s the fart got to do with the combination? Not to mention the duck…
5. Baby Mice Wine
Baby mice wine is a traditional Chinese and Korean “health tonic,” which apparently tastes like raw gasoline. Little mice, eyes still closed, are plucked from their loving mothers and stuffed, while still alive, into a bottle of rice wine. They are left to ferment and so this terrible wine is born.
6. Magic Mojito
This friendly little one is made up of Rum, bitters, lime, mint and cotton candy. Very girly, indeed, but it’s a well-deserved breath of fresh air after the atrocities mentioned above. Little pink of white cotton candy floating in your cocktail glass… Dear childhood, Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you?
7. Gunpowder Plot
Gunpowder flavours could mean a lot of things, that’s why I’m not really sure what to pick, but this gin-based cocktail is infused with this flavour. Then they shake the gin with Fernet Branca, which is a traditional herbal digestive, and an egg white. By doing this they create a thick layer of froth on the top. When the cloche is closed and smoke is added the froth is infused with a smoky, wooden flavour giving the drink a completely new edge. This smoking technique takes the drink to a whole other level. It comes served in a smoking cloche amid a pile of twigs and oak-scented fog. Very manly, indeed!
8. Snake Bile Wine
This one is served at specialty restaurants all over Vietnam. This “delicacy” is prepared tableside by a handler who slices open a live cobra’s gallbladder and afterwards blends its bile with rice wine. Traditionally, the greenish-black mixture is served as an invigorating aperitif to subsequent courses made from the remaining parts of the snake. Men are strongly advised to ingest the drink, which allegedly endows virility and a host of other health benefits. A snake’s got to do what a snake’s got to do.