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The Sourtoe consists of Yukon Gold whiskey and a preserved human toe
Nick Griffiths sent two amputated digits to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson city for its Sourtoe special.
An adventurer who lost his toes to frostbite is making the best of a bad situation by donating them to be part of the Yukon's famous "sourtoe cocktail ". If you’re asking yourself what a bar wants with a couple of amputated toes , well, they’re going to mix it into a cocktail for people to drink .
A British endurance athlete who lost his toes to frostbite after a gruelling ultramarathon has donated them to a Canadian bar - which will use them in their notorious house cocktail.
Nick Griffiths, a former Royal Marine, had been taking part in the Yukon Arctic Ultra last year - a series of races over distances between 100 and 400 miles that take place over many days.
The 47-year-old Griffiths was forced to drop out of the race after he got severe frostbite in his left foot and returned to the United Kingdom for treatment. © Provided by Oath Inc. Nick Griffiths, a 47-year-old former Royal Marine, lost three toes during an ultramarathon in the Yukon
In hospital he was told that he would have to lose three toes, including the big one. While reflecting on his lot in life, Griffiths remembered an advertisement he had seen in Canada before the race.
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Donating toes probably won't get you a tax write-off, but you will feel much better knowing that your toes will be put to good use by the Club—an exclusive society founded in 1973 by a guy named Captain Dick Stevenson (you can just call him "Captain Dick"). Over the years the Club has conserved
[Would You Drink This Mummified- Toe Cocktail ?] It all began when Griffiths entered the 300-mile (483 kilometers) division of the Yukon Arctic Ultra, a 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
“It said: ‘Had frostbite? We want your toes,’” Griffiths told the Guardian. “I thought it was a bit of a joke, really.”
But the advertisement was real and was the work of the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, where for the past four decades an especially gruesome drink has been served. © Provided by Oath Inc. Terry Lee, the
The Sourtoe Cocktail includes Yukon Gold whiskey and a preserved toe and since it was first served in 1973, more than 86,000 have been made.
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With the festive season getting underway, there's never been a better time to plan your next big party. Whether your preferred tipple is of the brewed, distilled or fermented kind, we have them all covered. And then some. So get ready to shake, sip and party the night away at these brilliant boozy festivals in 2015.
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Now, he chooses to donate the amputated toes to be a part of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club. However, his toes blistered and turned black in the weeks after he had been discharged, and three of his toes ended up being amputated at the end of March.
The frostbitten big toe of former British Marine Nick Griffiths now belongs to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City after Griffiths donated the digit to the Sourtoe Cocktail collection. Griffiths’s toes were amputated in England after he returned home from the 2018 race, but before the surgery he emailed
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Where: Speyside, Scotland
When: April 30 - May 4, 2015
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Fete de l'Absinthe
Where: Boveresse, Switzerland
When: June 6, 2015
The global capital of "The Green Fairy" is also suitably home to the biggest absinthe festival in the world. In June, the tiny hamlet of Boveresse in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel is awash with all things related to the supposedly mind-altering drink, which is distilled from botanicals that include grand wormwood. Many of the distillers, who offer the product for tasting at the festival, only recently stepped into the light after the ban on the green spirit was lifted in 2005.
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Because the toes are preserved in salt, it’s recommended to drink it with a shot of tequila. Most of the time, though, the Sourtoe Cocktail is made from a mixture of Canadian The terrifying footage below shows us what exactly happens when an amateur cook makes a mistake that almost cost him his life.
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La Route du Champagne en FÊte
Where: Champagne-Ardenne, France
When: August 1 - 2, 2015
Considered by many to be the king of wines, champagne is synonymous with festivities, and never more so than during the annual Champagne Route Festival staged at the beginning of August. Once you've acquired your Champagne flute "passport," you are free to drift between the various tastings hosted at numerous cellars around the region while tucking into some of the region's finest local cuisine. For the duration of the festival, local villages are decked out in flower displays, enhancing the special celebratory atmosphere.
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The Great British Beer Festival
Where: London, UK
When: August 11 – 15, 2015
Britain's brewing industry is booming, with more than 1,000 breweries operational across the UK at present. For five days every August, almost 50,000 drinkers gather to celebrate that fact. Commonly tagged as the "World's Biggest Pub," the Great British Beer Festival (or simply GBBF) is the biggest of its kind in the UK. It offers visitors beers from as far afield as Australia, the US and Japan, along with some from lesser-known brewing nations like Nigeria and Sri Lanka. A heady range of real ciders, perries and a small selection of bottle-conditioned beers complete the mix.
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A British adventurer is donating three of his frostbitten toes to a bar in the Yukon, in order to keep the tradition of serving Briton Nick Griffiths, 46, lost three of his toes to frostbite when completing the gruelling Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
The toe hangs out in the Dawson Hotel bar, the Sourdough Saloon, and if you put your lips on the line, you can get that frostbitten appendage dunked in Originally the drink intended to be in a glass of champagne, but that has since changed to dunking that toe into whatever drink you want—now there
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Where: Tijuana, Mexico
When: May 20 – 24, 2015
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Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Where: Bardstown, Kentucky
When: September 15 – 20, 2015
As the self-styled "Bourbon Capitol of the World," Bardstown is uniquely qualified to play host to this event. Located in the heart of Kentucky, Bardstown's relationship with bourbon dates back to the late 1700s and many of the world's most famous bourbons have their distilleries around here, including Jim Beam and Maker's Mark. An estimated 55,000 people from around the world descend upon the city every year to sample the area's varied and flavourful bourbons and to indulge in all things bourbon-related. Events range from seminars on the ancient craft of barrel-making and mixology classes to tours of the distilleries, with plenty live music and other attractions thrown in for good measure.
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The Sourtoe Cocktail . A famed drink seasoned with an amputated toe , now on its tenth digit. The first toe is said to have belonged to a miner and rum runner named Louie Captain Dick brought the toe down to the Sourdough Saloon and started plunking it into the drinks of those who were brave enough.
Discover The Sourtoe Cocktail in Dawson, Yukon Territory: A famed drink seasoned with an amputated toe , now on its tenth digit. The fifth and sixth toes were donated by a Yukon old-timer in return for free drinks for his nurses. Toe Seven was an amputation due to diabetes, and toe eight
Where: Munich, Germany
When: September 19 - October 4, 2015
"O'zapft is!" the Mayor of Munich cries every year as he taps the first keg in the traditional way with a wooden hammer, and so starts the world's largest folk festival, as it has for the past 202 years. For the 16 days that follow, the Theresienwiese fairground in Munich is turned into a riot of mug-clunking, beer-swilling and sausage-gobbling action as more than six million visitors flock here. During that time, a staggering seven million litres of beer (that's nearly three Olympic swimming pools filled with the brew) is gulped down and around 300,000 pork sausages guzzled. It's not for the faint-hearted.
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Where: Kelowna, Canada
When: September 25 - 26, 2015
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Where: Pilsen, Czech Republic
When: October 3, 2015
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Making the best of a bad situation: when life gives you frostbite, make sourtoe cocktails . Griffiths underwent an operation to remove the three irreparably damaged toes this week, and has already found a strangely appropriate home for the severed digits.
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London Cocktail Week
Where: London, UK
When: October 5 – 11, 2015
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When: November 2015 (Exact dates to be confirmed)
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The only rule when quaffing the drink, to successfully receive a certificate immortalising the event, is that you have to let the toe touch your lips.
As a local rhyme has it: “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the tow…”
Back in England, Griffiths had asked the surgeon who removed his toes to let him keep them in jars. After receiving a positive response from the hotel to a letter he wrote offering them his digits, he had to work out how to send them. © Provided by Oath Inc. Every person who successfully completes the challenge - and kisses the toe while drinking the cocktail - receives a certificate
He settled on mailing them, but when he was at the Post Office he was asked what was in the package.
“I couldn’t think of anything. I didn’t want to just blatantly lie and say it was a candle or whatever,” he told Guardian. He ended up writing “Novelty gift” on the envelope.
The toes duly arrived in Canada, where the hotel said they “couldn’t be happier to receive a new toe” as “they are very hard to come by these days”.
Griffiths is now deciding whether to return to the Yukon to sample a drink made with his own toes - which could be the first time that has ever happened - but the hotel has said it will pay his fare to come over this summer.
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