If the craziest your cocktails get is the culmination of Red Bull and Jager, it may be time to take a trip down dry-reach lane and push those limits a little bit further. Scorpians, fermented milk, infant mice and seagulls; the following cocktails ensure your order of Sex on The Beach will never seem quite as risky as you once thought it was.
The snake is considered to be a source of health, longevity and vitality in South East Asia, so it comes as no surprise that the people of Vietnam have combined their beloved Snake with the wonders of alcohol. Concentrated shots of the liquid have been thought to cure baldness and impotence. Something tells us that Snake Wine is more of a beverage for our parent’s generation.
Deep in arctic chill of the icy North Pole, eskimos have spent hundreds of years perfecting their favourite beverage. Forget squashing grapes between toes, the people of the north prefer to place a seagull into a bottle of water and leave the bodily fluids of their feathered friend to ferment for days on end. We’re not sure whether it’s the feathers or the beak- but the liquid is said to get one very, very drunk.
Forget thoughts of Thailand or China, Scorpion Vodka has migrated to England- bringing one single farm raised scorpion to each and every bottle. The liquor brand known as ‘Skorppio Vodka’ tells consumers that the touch of scorpion adds ‘the ultimate shot’ to your vodka- but somehow we’re not convinced.
Baby Mouse Wine
Just when you thought a bottle full of scorpion was just about as exotic as it gets, the Chinese come back to claim their title. The idea with baby mouse wine is to drown a family of baby mice in a bottle full of wine and leave the bodies to ferment for around a year. Reports claim that the taste is horrible, but it’s all about the health benefits for most- some of which include improved skin and asthma.
A little beverage company in Seattle has had the genius idea of combining a favourite hangover cure with an alcoholic drink itself. Part of a list of ‘carnivorous cocktails’, the bacon vodka apparently works extremely well in a Bloody Mary (we promise, with no real blood).
This sour cocktail concoction from the heart of Mongolia takes horse milk and leaves it to ferment for years on end. If the thought of out of date animal lactose leaves you a little quesy, it may be time to reconsider your flight to this country- it’s a custom to be served the horse milk upon entrance into a traditional Mongolia home. You wouldn’t want to be ungrateful now would you?
And we thought it was impossible to turn down a drink!