For those who don’t live in Canada, the northern country can seem like a pretty odd place. A lot of people think that Canadians ride moose or have an actual ice queen who rules the land, but while those things aren’t true that doesn’t mean Canada doesn’t have some pretty unbelievable things going on.
Take this Canadian bar, the Sourdough Saloon, located in the Downtown Hotel in Yukon, for example. They have a signature drink called the Sourtoe Cocktail which is actually made with a real human toe. When you order the drink you are required to take a shot of whiskey with the toe submerged in it until it touches your lips.
Pretty gross, right? Well, the tradition goes all the way back to the 1920s after a rumrunner lost their toe to frostbite and preserved it in a jar of alcohol. It was found in 1970 by Capt. Dick Stevenson who brought it to the Downtown Hotel and dared people into taking a shot from the jar with the toe inside.
Those who partake in doing the shot become a part of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club.
The bar’s slogan is “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe.”
Unfortunately, the toe was stolen on the 17th of June. “We are furious,” the bar’s “toe Captain” said to Global News on Sunday morning. “Toes are very hard to come by.”
According to Lee, the man who stole the toe was from Quebec. He had openly bragged about wanting to steal it earlier in the night.
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