Be prepared to add a twist to your night.
We all love a good cocktail on the weekend, especially if it’s happy hour. Nights are most often started down in places like Wetherspoon’s where their cheap cocktail pitchers are renowned. With traditional flavours like the Porn Star Martini, Sex on the Beach and Woo Woo, we are prepared to blow your mind with some of the weirdest cocktails invented.
This one includes fresh cucumber shaken with Beefeater gin, Ancho Reyes chilli liqueur, Mahiki coconut, pineapple juice and fresh lemon juice. It’s described as refreshing with a hint of warming spice. You can get this at Lost and Found, located in Balham, London.
Bubble Bath and Bath Bomb
Located in a variety of areas such as Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool The Alchemist has a selection of magical and weird mixtures.
An old favourite is Bubble Bath which has Tanqueray gin, Aperol, Chambord, lemon, apple and fairy liquid. A newer selection is the Bath Bomb: chase rhubarb and apple gin, briottet peche, apple, citrus, with flavourings of a strawberry bath bomb. Once you enter you are sure to have a theatrical, chemistry spectacle.
Beware, this contains a human toe and is not fit for the fainthearted.
The toe can be placed in any drink of your choice, which some would say is somewhat a reprieve. Originally, the toe belonged to a miner and rum runner named Louie Liken, who had his frostbitten appendage amputated in the 1920s. It was then preserved in a jar and discovered by Yukon local Captain Dick Stevenson who took it down to the Sourdough Saloon. You can find it in Sourdough Cocktail Club; Yukon, Canada.
The Aunt Roberta
Considered one of the most alcoholic cocktails in the world, this one contains Gin, vodka, brandy, absinthe and blackberry liqueur. There are no mixers in this drink. You can get it in Alabama if you dare.
The Deep Sea
You can guess what could be in this cocktail. Coming from the sea itself, it contains squid ink and seaweed alongside Bols Genever, vermouth, ocean bitters and absinthe. Hop down to London at the Nightjar to try the Deep Sea.
You Feta Believe It and Boiler Breaker
Feta cheese is typically not in any alcoholic drinks but that all changes when you go to Science and Industry in Manchester. There is feta and tomato Pisco, lemon juice, egg white and Red Grape Shrub all in one cocktail.
Described as the shandy for grownups, Boiler Breaker has house beer cordial, wild turkey rye, Jameson’s and lemon. Science and Industry is certainly the host of several weird and wonderful concoctions.
You typically end the night with your head in the toilet but not with this drink. It’s served in a mini ceramic toilet and you can get it at Rock and Rita’s in Las Vegas. The Crapper cocktail contains rum, chocolate and coconut and it’s even garnished with a suggestive Snickers log.
This cocktail walks the line between healthy and naughty if you can believe it. You can drink a mixture of beetroot – which gives it the signature red colour – bourbon, agave, lime and celery bitters. You can drink this at The Counter House in Ancoats, Manchester.