In the glacier strewn wastes of the northern Yukon territory of Canada, drinkers have had to get creative with their extracurricular activities. Enter the frostbitten, severed human toe. At Downtown Hotel’s Sourdough Saloon in Dawson City, adventurous sipsters can opt to have a mummified toe that’s preserved in salt plopped into a shot of whiskey. If you have an extra $2,500 laying around, feel free suck down the sour toe along with the liquor. Either way, as the bar quips, “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe.”
Like the trust fall of the drinking world, the layback requires you trust a bartender enough to pour a shot directly into your open gullet as you lean your head back to accept the drink upside down. However, the practice has sparked a bit of a debate among bartenders after King Cocktail Dale DeGroff came out against its practice in public bars. While we can’t condone the wild, bullish, messy layback shots performed at crowded clubs, even DeGroff admits a private layback among friends is nothing to scoff at.
As you may have guessed, the Eggermeister’s name is a portmanteau of egg and Jägermeister. It’s made of a pickled egg that is sometimes soaked in Jägermeister, sometimes combined with Jäger in a glass—sometimes both. If you decide to brave the Eggermeister, we recommend enhancing the pungent experience by cutting off the top of the pickled egg, removing the yolk and replacing it with even more Jäger.
Know anyone with adamantium dental work? This is the move for them. Rather than shotgun a beer by puncturing the can with a knife or bottle opener, a raging drinker can T Wolf—as in Teen Wolf—the can by biting into it. And they say candy will ruin your teeth. Turns out, the move is just one of many animal-inspired moves frat guys use while drinking.