12 of the strangest alcoholic beverages of our time
Alcoholic beverages are popular all over the world. It is difficult to find an adult who never drank alcohol. But sometimes the desire to try something new passes all bounds. Here are the 12 most strange alcoholic drinks of our time.
1. Rice vodka infused with mice
The idea of adding animal calf to strong alcoholic drinks is not new: what manufacturers do not add - scorpions, snakes, caterpillars. In Korea, these little mice are no older than three weeks - they are already quite large, but not yet overgrown with hair. Mice are placed in a bottle, poured with rice vodka and put the bottle in a cool dark place. A year later, the drink is completely ready for use.
Manufacturers claim that the taste of vodka is simply amazing. Such vodka, according to their assurances, is first and foremost a medicine, and if you drink it regularly, no diseases will be terrible. The statement is somewhat dubious, but there are quite a few hunters to buy an unusual drink.
The cost of one bottle of Swissrod Goldenroth is about $ 300. In fact, this is an ordinary, albeit strong (53.5%) schnapps with cinnamon, but in the manufacture of gold flakes are added to the drink. Yes, true gold - each liter contains at least 15 mg of gold chips.
Small golden flakes are clearly visible in the drink. Heavy metal is unsafe for health, so the kit includes a sieve with tiny holes. Before drinking, it is recommended to filter the drink, but most snobs, buyers, ignore this, and suffer from the consequences - constant nausea and burning in the stomach. There were cases that gold accumulated in the rectum and had to do surgery. But does this stop the real gourmet?
Chicha was invented by the Incas more than six centuries ago, and the recipe has not changed over the centuries: women chew corn grains to a paste, spit the resulting mass into a jug, then the paste is diluted with warm water, bottled in clay and placed in a dark, damp place.
Now they add cumin or anise to chicha and chew the grains not so carefully.But in remote from civilization, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica still adhere to the traditional recipe. However, even in these countries they are trying to ban the drink, imposing fines, because the authorities are convinced that chicha can cause dangerous diseases.
4. Snake Wine
Snake wine was invented in Vietnam, but over time, the technology of preparation migrated to other Asian countries. The basis of the drink is a poisonous snake placed in a bottle, and the main feature of the wine is poison dissolved in alcohol. The poison is neutralized by ethanol, so the drink is safe for health. Sometimes a lot of small snakes are placed in wine, they are added to the beauty of cockroaches, centipedes, tiny turtles or birds and they insist to drink for several months.
The second recipe of preparation: the body of a recently killed snake is incised, the juices of her body are added directly to the wine cup and are drunk.
Drinking snake wine relies sips to focus fully on taste.
Translated from Quechua, the word "ayahuaska" means "liana of the dead" - this is the name of the melon vine, from which they prepare the drink.Ayyauska can be tried only in one of the wild tribes of the Amazon. Indians believe that with the help of the drink they find a connection with the world of the dead. It is not surprising: the vine is a powerful psychotropic agent, and the drink has a hallucinogenic effect.
Finely chopped dead vines along with other non-poisonous plants are boiled for 12 hours to give the drink a spicy aroma, you can drink immediately after preparation. Ayyawaska also has an anthelmintic effect on the body, so the Indians also erase parasites from their bodies.
Changa is an African moonshine variety cooked in Kenya's slums. There is nothing new in the recipe of cooking - crops like sorghum and corn are distilled and drunk, but Africa is Africa. There is no need to talk about sanitary standards and quality, and the drink is often “spiced up” with sand, mud, and even human feces. And in order to make the taste completely unforgettable, battery acid, jet fuel or embalming fluid is added to Chiang Ai.
In order to get drunk, a large, tall man will have enough of 300 grams. The consequences of consuming are the most severe hangover, severe headache, nausea and aches throughout the body, the risk of complete memory loss.The literal translation of the name of the drink - “kill me quickly” - you unwittingly believe, given its components.
Everclear is the strongest liqueur in the world. Since the concentration of alcohol in this liqueur is 95%, it is not drunk in its pure form, but is used to create cocktails or as the basis of other alcoholic beverages.
Of course, by and large Everclear is not a liqueur at all, but a real alcohol, but it is called liqueur because of its relatively soft taste. The liqueur is made from grain crops, and the fantastic fortress became the reason for getting into the Guinness Book of Records.
8. Fijjtu beer
Do Fijjtu too in Africa. He, of course, is far from Changa, but African brewers managed to do something unimaginable: the base of beer is foul water infested with parasites.
Those who drank Fijjtu told that they saw unusual images and amazing colors that they had never met in real life while intoxicated. Because of this effect, beer is also called "God's dew." True, if you drink it often, then in addition you will get vomiting, severe headaches, bloody diarrhea and a colony of parasites in the body.
Now it is no longer possible to try Fijjtu - the only plant in the world existed for five years and was closed in 2003.
9. Gilpin Family Whiskey
Collectible whiskey Gilpin Family Whiskey is made exclusively to order. Invented the amazing drink designer and researcher James Gilpin.
The drink has a stunning taste that combines traditional bitterness and soft tartness. Gilpin Family Whiskey was even called the drink of the gods. True, it was not yet known what was included in its composition.
One of the main ingredients is the urine of elderly people suffering from type 2 diabetes. By the way, one of the main “suppliers” of raw materials is Gilpin’s own grandmother. Urine is filtered through a water purification filter and added to the drink. There are plenty of people willing to buy whiskey, because this is a collection drink! And surely everyone has friends who really want to be treated with something similar ...
Tsonsguls is not very popular even in the manufacturing country of Korea, and it’s very bad around the world, but it is still made in fairly large quantities.
According to tradition, the main ingredients of Tsonsgsul are human feces and medicinal herbs. All this is mashed up in a small mush and insisted on alcohol for four months. The taste of the drink, according to those who drank it, does not cause any disgust.There is even the case when Korean journalists decided to make fun of young Chinese women. Girls drink seemed pleasant, especially aftertaste. True, having learned from what wine is made, they drastically changed their minds.
Molort is considered the most disgusting taste to drink in the world. It is not very strong (35%) wormwood schnapps. It is hard to say what taste is like, but it is described exclusively as “real poison”, “abomination”, “disgusting rubbish” and so on. In addition, the flavor of the moltort resembles a whole range of unpleasant odors - just imagine how all the turpentine, ink and burnt rubber smell.
Why do they do it and who drinks it? Complex issue. Most likely lovers of thrills.
12. Cocktail with rotten toe
All the drinks described above are just flowers compared to the Canadian bar Sourtoe Cocktail Club's signature cocktail. The "highlight" of it is a real toe of a real human foot, filled with anything - from beer to whiskey or alcohol. The cost of one glass is five dollars.
According to legend, in 1973, a certain captain Dick Sevensbrosil his amputated finger in a glass, since then the tradition has taken root.You can join an elite club only if you have the recommendation of one of its members. If you do not drink a cocktail, then there is nothing to think about joining. Permanent members of the club prefer "their" fingers, and if you come for the first time, you will get a used finger, repeatedly used.