Adventurous Drinking

The World’s Weirdest Alcohol: Model Booze, Pizza Beer & More (PHOTOS)

On the rocks? With a twist? Poured over the body of a Playboy Playmate? From ‘model booze’ to Japan’s yogurt liqueur and the horrifying ‘sourtoe’ cocktail in the Yukon, see the strangest alcohol the planet has to offer.

From ‘model booze’ to Japan’s yogurt liqueur and the horrifying ‘sourtoe’ cocktail in the Yukon, see the strangest alcohol the planet has to offer.

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Model Booze

On the rocks? With a twist? Poured over the body of a Playboy Playmate? German alcohol company “G-Spirits” swears that every bottle of its rum, whiskey, and vodka is lent “a unique erotic character” after being thoroughly doused over the various models’ breasts before packaging. Playboy model Alexa Vargas is assigned to the whiskey, and the owners guarantee “every single drop” touched her—and the pricey bottles even include a signed certificate. Believe it or not, this might not be the weirdest thing done with alcohol. Here’s a taste of the world’s strangest drinks.

Pizza Beer

If a greasy slice of pizza isn’t your thing, try it in liquid form. Dubbed “the world’s first culinary beer,” this beverage, designed by Illinois homebrewers, isn’t artificially flavored. A margarita pizza is steeped like a teabag with the other ingredients, giving the beer a straight-from-the-oven, cheesy, tomato-y, and basil-y taste. The creators didn’t stop there—soon after they developed a pizza flavored with pizza beer to be paired with their signature brew. Talk about a pizza party (no kids allowed).

Vermont Spirits

Milk Vodka

Put away the cereal box and grab the mixers—we’re having breakfast for drinks. Taking inspiration from a traditional Russian drink, Vermont White is a vodka crafted 100 percent from milk sugar. It’s said to taste a bit like vanilla and powdered sugar, and makes the perfect base for a White Russian cocktail. Or, for something lighter, a Japanese beer brand called “Bilk” is composed of 70 percent beer and 30 percent milk.

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Chili Beer

Who wants beer described as “light” or “hoppy” when you could have “fiery” or “mouth-burning”? That was the idea behind a line of chili-flavored beer concocted by the Fallen Angel brewers. The concept first bloomed when someone decided to stick a chili pepper in their beer instead of a lime. And from that sparkplug moment came “Fire in the Hole,” a green chili-infused brew, and “Black Death,” made with naga chilies. Your next drink might need to be a milk beer to calm your burning tongue.

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Ruou Mat Ran (Snake Wine)

Lining the market streets of Southeast Asia, this creepy-looking beverage is said to have medicinal properties. With a snake coiled at the bottom, often holding a scorpion or other animal in its jaws, the surrounding liquid looks poisonous, but apparently possesses healing qualities. Meanwhile, in nicer Vietnamese restaurants, is a delicacy called snake bile wine, which is a mixture of, you guessed it, snake bile cut from the live animal and rice wine. It’s also said to impart health benefits to the adventurous drinker.

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Yogurt Liqueur

If milk vodka or beer doesn’t get your taste buds jumping, try Yogurito. The tangy liqueur is sold across Japan to be mixed as a creamy, alcoholic treat. Don’t plan your diet around it, though. A rep for the company admitted: “Yogurito is made from yogurt and tastes like yogurt, but is not yogurt. We cannot say that it’s healthy.”

Sourtoe Cocktail

This might be the most horrifying one of the bunch, and it’s accompanied by a long history of equally revolting tales. The Sourtoe Cocktail served at the Eldorado hotel bar in Canada’s Yukon consists of one beer mug of Champagne and one preserved human toe. That’s right. According to legend, in the ’70s a local captain found a toe belonging to a miner who’d had the frostbitten appendage amputated 50 years prior. He put it in a cocktail and made a rule that to partake, the toe must touch the drinker’s lips. The drinker could then claim a title and membership certificate. The bar is currently on its eighth toe—two were accidentally swallowed, one was lost, and one was stolen.

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Though nothing could sound as unappetizing as the Sourtoe, this traditional pre-Columbian drink doesn’t have an immediate appeal. Originally made for religious ceremonies in indigenous South American cultures, this corn beer can contain a variety of ingredients along with its staple, maize—from pineapple to rice to plantains—but the what makes it Chicha is the different components must be chewed first by the makers and then spit into clay jars for fermentation.