I talked about this on my show this morning and still can’t believe that someone actually thought to create a drink such as this let alone that anyone would order it. It’s called “The Sour Toe Cocktail.” It was created at the Downtown Hotel in a remote town in the Yukon territory. It’s a shot of whiskey with a toe floating in it. Yes. I said a TOE. An actual human toe. Now this particular toe had been donated by a man who had it surgically removed and then it was cured in salt for six months. If you choose to partake of the drink you must throw back the shot and allow the toe to touch your lips. YUK! Not gonna happen! And if you should happen to swallow the toe … because that would be soooo easy to do…. or steal the toe the fine is a whopping $2500.
Well some miscreant did steal the toe. (I’m wondering how they know it was stolen and not swallowed but that’s just my twisted mind at work.) And this was a practically brand new toe! The bar had just started using it and the theft is a pretty big deal in this small Canadian town. The owner of the bar is Terry Lee and he said, “We are furious. Toes are very hard to come by…Stunts like this adversely affect the whole community, not just the Downtown Hotel. We have a couple of backups toes but we really need this one back.”
So here’s the question of the day. Would you drink a “Sour Toe Cocktail”?