Drinking a Real, Mummified, Human Toe: The Sour Toe Cocktail Club
Curious about the toe? This YouTube Video tells the whole story…
You Too Can Become a SourToe Cocktail Club Member
If you’re up for the challenge, visit the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Canada. It’s in the Yukon Territory. Stop in the bar and ask what time the “Toe Captain” will be there to drop the toe into your shot. On my most recent trip, it was posted that he was there every day from 7-9 P.M.
Buy Your Cocktail and Toe
Start with your shot of choice. The preferred liquor is Yukon Jack, though any 40 Proof liquor will suffice (it helps to kill whatever’s on the toe – at least that’s what I told myself). Shots were around $6.00.
Visit the “Toe Captain” nearby (you can’t miss him, he’s wearing the Captain’s hat), and purchase your toe. It’s only $5.00 for the privilege, but you’ll have to give it back.
The toe itself is indeed a real, human toe. It’s been mummified and preserved in salt. It’s brown and black, toenail included and is cavernous where the bone would be. It’s disgusting to look at.
When you’re ready, borrow a Captain’s hat nearby and prepare for your adventure.
Drink it Fast, or…
Take a deep breath, stare at the toe-shot and as they say,
“Drink it fast, or drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe.”
It sounds and looks more revolting than what it really is. But it’s not all that bad. Just don’t drink the toe! Our toe was about 8-10 years old. So it’s not the first. Other toes have been lost and (gulp) accidentally ingested. So let the toe fall on your lips, but keep those lips tight!
Still worried? Over 43,000 people have done it without incident. Join the Sour Toe Club!
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I’ll see you out there…!