3 of the World’s Weirdest Cocktails and Where to Find Them
Cosmopolitans and Martinis are nice, but they’re also kinda boring sometimes. Right? Sometimes, you just want to throw caution to the wind and money at the bartender. Just to try something new. Something exciting. Something different.
Just like Michael Jordan’s baseball career. It was… different.
But unlike Mike’s ill-fated baseball career, cocktails headed in a new direction can be quite amazing and delicious. Check out what CNN’s list of awesome and amazing cocktails the world has to offer.
Doug Laming’s Margarita
There are apparently only two Cointreau Caviar Spherification Kits in Australia, and the Rabbit Hole Bar has one of them. This magical kit allows barmen to create pearls of booze that burst in the mouth. It’s like magical alcohol bombs that explode in your mouth to the sound of sheer delight. “I love the different reactions you receive from first-time patrons when you bring it to the table,” says Matthew Smith, assistant manager at the Rabbit Hole Bar. Bartenders use sodium alginate, calcium lactate and the spherification kit to create balls of Cointreau. Other cocktails served include a “Jellied G & T” — a jelly cube of Hendricks’ gin.
Rabbit Hole Bar , 82 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000; +61 02 8084 2505; Doug Laming’s Margarita: $11
Wakey, Wakey, Mary, Eggs and Bacey
Want to drink your breakfast and get totally smashed at the same time? Of course you do. The Wakey, Wakey, Mary, Eggs and Bacey, was designed to help drinkers recover after a heavy night and is essentially a basic Bloody Mary with the addition of hot sauce, Irish stout, a garnish of pickled vegetables, quail eggs, bacon and a grilled cheese sandwich. Sounds oddly delicious. “The quail eggs and grilled cheese combined with the vegetables turns this drink into a little meal specifically designed to take the edge off of a rough morning,” explains Chapel Tavern owner Duncan Mitchell.
It forms part of the bar’s “hair of the dog” cocktail menu.
Chapel Tavern , 1099 S Virginia Reno, Nevada 89502, United States; +1 775 324 2244; Wakey, Wakey, Mary, Eggs and Bacey: $10
Served in an eggshell, the ingredients for this drink include rum, chocolate and cinnamon. It’s like an adult version of the Easter Egg, now with 100% more alcohol. And now, a lesson in history. Antoine Amédée Peychaud was an apothecary known for the brandy toddies he served out of egg cups at New Orleans Masonic gatherings in the 18th century. Two hundred years later, the team at Pret a Diner have recreated this historic cocktail. The key ingredients are rum, chocolate, cinnamon and of course the chicken egg in which the cocktail is served.
Pret a Diner , Zinnowizerstr.7, Mitte district, Berlin, Germany;Coquetier: $9.30
For more conventional cocktails that won’t frighten your guests, why not head down to Drinkdings to learn how to make your very own signature cocktails. Sign up for February’s masterclass to learn how to make the Forbidden Fruit Martini, G-Spot and the Honeymoon Decadence. This Love Potion Cocktail Workshop is happening on the 15th of February so sign up now!