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SourToe

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

You can ddrink it fast, you can drink it slow..



In Dawson City, in the Canadian region of Yukon, Downtown Hotel offers thirsty visitors a real rite of passage.

Back in 1920s, rum-runner Louie Linken had frostbite in his foot during a cross-borders delivery through freezing northern Canada; his brother Otto decided to help him by amputating the toe, and then preserved the trophy in a jar of alcohol.

50 years later Captain Dick Stevenson, cleaning their abandoned shack, found the frozen toe and the idea for a new cocktail. The ingredients? The frozen toe, one shot of whisky and some courage.


"You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips have gotta touch the toe"

After the original toe was accidentally swallowed more ore than ten toes have been donated ever since..and the club now counts with over 100,000 members, all of whom have tasted the unique Sourtoe

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