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Cocktail drink with amputated toe. Ever had one?

Old 04-14-18, 07:28 PM
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Cocktail drink with amputated toe. Ever had one?

After losing three toes to frostbite, a recent participant in one of the coldest long-distance races on Earth reached a toe-tally bizarre decision for what to do with the detached digits.

During the race, which took place in February in the Canadian Yukon, British competitor Nick Griffiths suffered frostbite so severe that three of his toes had to be amputated. Rather than simply disposing of the toes, he decided to donate them to a remote Canadian bar for use in a signature drink known as the "Sourtoe Cocktail," which famously includes a dehydrated human toe, according to the Toronto Star.

It all began when Griffiths entered the 300-mile (483 kilometers) division of the Yukon Arctic Ultra, a punishing race across frozen wilderness that takes place along the Yukon Quest Trail. Participants race on foot, sleds and mountain bikes, and temperatures can drop below minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 50 degrees Celsius), according to the race's website.

After 30 hours on the trail, with temperatures measured at below minus 40 degrees F (minus 40 degrees C), Griffiths dropped out with evidence of frostbite on several extremities, but the damage was most severe in his left foot.

Griffiths got the idea to donate his toes while recuperating in a Canadian hospital, when a nurse showed him video footage of her quaffing a drink containing a preserved human toe, served at a bar called the Sourdough Saloon, in the Yukon Territory, Griffiths told the Star. After hearing her story, he decided to contact the bar staff with the offer of three newly detached toes, which they were pleased to accept, the Star reported.

Griffiths' bemused surgeon provided him with the amputated toes in vials of medical-grade alcohol, he told the Star.

For decades, the saloon has offered its Sourtoe Cocktail to intrepid imbibers a tradition launched in 1973 using a toe that allegedly once belonged to a famous Canadian bootlegger. Patrons arrange to drink the cocktail by appointment and do so under the close supervision of a "Toe Captain." The official toe wrangler ensures not only that drinkers touch the toe with their lips a requirement for receiving an official certificate from the bar for consuming the cocktail but also that they neither steal nor swallow the toe (which has happened more than once, and as recently as last year, Live Science previously reported).

The cocktail must contain a minimum of 1 ounce of alcohol and, of course, one human toe. Other than that, the drink's contents are up to the drinker, though the Sourtoe experience often involves a shot of a local beverage known as Yukon Jack 80-proof liquor blended from Canadian whisky and honey, according to the Sourdough Cocktail Club website.

More than 100,000 people have sampled the Sourtoe, and in the decades since the grisly drink was first poured, more than 10 toes have been acquired by the saloon operators. Preserved toes are stored in salt when they're not floating in a cocktail. But they don't last forever, and the saloon depends on generous toe-nations such as Griffiths' to keep the Sourtoe Cocktail available for the curious and the brave, Jonny Klynkramer, the Sourdough Saloon bar manager, told the Star.

"We always prefer big toes they're the meatiest," Klynkramer said.





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Re: Cocktail drink with amputated toe. Ever had one?

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Heh, we are planning a trip up north to the Yukon within the next few years (the wife wants to see the Northern Lights) and if I get a chance to stop in at that saloon, I will totally try it, that drink is a legend here in Canada.
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"Hair of the dog" seems quaint by comparison.
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That is a horrible idea! I'll try almost anything but I say no to the toe.
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Come on, it's not like you eat the toe, you just have to touch it with your lips. And the thing is practically dehydrated (stored in salt) so there's not going to be "toe juice" in your shot.
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Worst garnish ever.

Plus, it's reused.
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Come on, it's not like you eat the toe, you just have to touch it with your lips. And the thing is practically dehydrated (stored in salt) so there's not going to be "toe juice" in your shot.
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They might as well carve out some dead animals buttholes and serve it in a drink. It should be no different.
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Asshole of the dog that bit you.
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I’d do it. You’re only in the Yukon once, right? I’d need about five stiff, toeless drinks first.
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Nope!
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What kind of truck delivers these?
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The most interesting thing about this article is that -40 degrees is the point where Fahrenheit = Celsius.
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Re: Cocktail drink with amputated toe. Ever had one?

Tide pods bad but dehydrated toes good? Where the hell are we??
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