Would You Join The Sourtoe Cocktail Club?

Would You Join The Sourtoe Cocktail Club?

The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City in Yukon, Canada has a peculiar, and slightly repulsive, tradition. The bar in the hotel serves a Sourtoe Cocktail, a tradition that, as the story goes, began after a bartender found a fossilized toe in a jar in a mining cave, and plopped it into a drink. More than 100,000 people have tried the cocktail since 1973.


Key Facts In This Video

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    The Dawson City Hotel bar in Yukon, Canada serves the Sourtoe Cocktail, garnished with a real human toe. (0:23)

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    These are the steps you must take in order to join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club: (0:35)

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    If you swallow the toe in the Sourtoe Cocktail, you must pay a $2,500 fine. (1:42)

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