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14 Cocktails With Ultra-Weird Ingredients That You Wouldn't Want To Try

What? It's not like they're making cocktails with human flesh and explosives or something! Oh wait they are… Hmm. If you don't fancy any of these download the app right now.

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1. The Cement Mixer

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The ingredients in this: lime juice and Irish Cream, might not sound that weird until you realise that you're being asked to drink something that can curdle and the stuff that will make it curdle. You then swoosh it round your mouth like a pungent mouthwash.

The result: it forms weird curds that stick to your teeth and the rest turns into a warm nauseating liquid.

Try this at home: Don't waste your lime juice making yourself vom - not when you could be mixing up a classic Margarita . It's like Heaven in a glass.

2. The Gunpowder Plot

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The brainchild of Zeta Bar mixologists, this cocktail not only contains gunpowder infused gin, it's served in a cloche filled with burning twigs.

Best consumed while wearing flame retardant clothing and away from the smokers' area, we're guessing.

Try this at home: A more appetising gin cocktail would be the Gin Sling - the cherry brandy warms your throat rather than setting it on fire.

3. The Sour Toe

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You won't be able to get this in your local - mainly because it contains a severed human toe.

Yes, you read that correctly. A. Severed. Human. Toe.

The idea is you down the drink and leave the toe in the bottom of the glass. Digest the toe and you'll be hit with a massive fine. You then become a member of the Sour Toe Cocktail club - which is totally enough of an incentive to touch deceased human flesh.

NB: These are real human toes that have been obtained from various sources.

Try this at home: Make yourself a Scotch Sour. Dip your toe in it or float a cocktail sausage in your glass for added authenticity.

4. Liquid Steak

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This drink contains one part Scotch to two parts Worcestershire sauce and steak sauce.

So that's basically booze + fermented anchovies + meat juices.

It's like something your cat would order if he were old enough to drink.

Try this at home: A Bloody Mary has that same savoury taste but won't make you gag.

5. Diamond Is Forever Martini

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Got a spare ten grand? Order this Martini, which features an exclusively designed wedding ring at the bottom of the glass. Just be careful they don't accidentally drink it.

(Actual drink not pictured)

Try this at home: Want a Martini recipe? We've got 'em by the bucketful - take your pick from Espresso, Rum, Dirty, Peach, Pink or… Er… Wet.

6. The Egg And Bacon

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This drink was invented by Tavis Chavez at a bistro call FIG in Santa Monica. Despite featuring bacon infused gin and egg whites, this cocktail is said to be delicious.

Try this at home: Breakfast Martini is a far more palatable option - it's made using egg whites and marmalade.

7. The Kim Jong Un Nuclear Bomb

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If you want to try this at home, the recipe includes…

1 burger

1 large fries

1 pot of BBQ sauce

1 milk shake (Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla mixed)

1 apple pie


The method? Stick it all in a blender then serve as a shot. For when you want to get that Saturday-Morning-Breath taste in your mouth on a Friday evening.

Try this at home: Skip the beetus risk by leaving out the food stuffs and making yourself a Morning Glory. It's like a chocolate milkshake, but for grown ups.

8. Prosciutto and Melon

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This cocktail is like a starter in a glass. Invented by top mixologists at Tulio it's made with honeydew-infused grappa and melon balls wrapped in prosciutto.

If that doesn't tickle your fancy you can have a Caprese - it's made with tomato juice and mozzarella. Mmmmm.

Try this at home: Mix up a delicious Honeydew and drink it while eating ham. Simple!

9. The Pizza Cocktail

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Created by the folk at Trattoria this drink contains tomato juice, balsamic vinegar, basil infused vodka, mushroom powder, pepper-infused vodka and is topped with cheese foam.

To quote the restaurant: "liquid pizza plus alcohol-what more could you ask for?"

Try this at home: The Mediterranean Mary has all the flavours but less of the *boak* cheese foam.

10. Oystertini

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This drink is basically a Martini but with an oyster thrown in for kicks.

Think about it.

It's a normal, standard, classy drink - with a dying sea-creature floating around in it. Way to ruin the mood, barman.

Plus, oysters look like bits of phlegm anyway, so now you have no way to tell if he spat in your drink.

Please note: The image is of this drink's even more vile cousin - the tequila oyster shot.

Try this at home: Make up any one of these 30 Martini cocktails and throw in an

oyster, if you absolutely have to, at the end.

11. Baby octopus-tini

Bartenders, please note: putting a *thing* in some alcohol and calling it some sort of 'tini' does not a palatable drink make.

Try this at home: Just don't.

12. Grilled Cheese Martini

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Invented by cheesemongers Beechers this cocktail involves steeping grilled cheese sandwiches in vodka for a few days before straining and adding to the final drink.

Try this at home: Don't waste good vodka by dipping your sandwich in it - not when you could be making a Caipiroska instead. It's so easy to make that it'll be finished by the time your sandwich has popped out of the toastie maker.

13. Creme Egg Mojito

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This drink was invented by Mixologist Jack Williams for Jewel bar in Piccadilly Circus, London. The drink is made with the innards of Creme Eggs and contains over 1,000 calories.

Try this at home: A Chocolate Martini will give your sweet tooth a fix without the calories.

14. The World's Most Expensive Cocktail

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The main ingredient? Your life savings. This cocktail costs a massive $50,000 - about £30,500. Imagine if someone spilt it!

The drink is made from rare alcohol blends and is served in a glass studded with four carats of diamonds from Italian Crivelli jewellers.

A Russian entrepreneur Andrei Melnikov bought one this week to celebrate the opening of Moscow's first-ever ice terrace at the Reka Moscow restaurant. Which is as good a reason as any, we guess…

Try this at home: Withdraw all your savings from the bank. Set all of it on fire, apart from £50. Use the £50 to buy the ingredients for a Brandy Daisy. Drink it and question your life choices.