Top 10 bizarre drink ingredients

You only have to look at the extreme flavour ideas marketing by vodka companies to realise that alcoholic beverages can include an alarmingly broad range of ingredients.

paanHowever, it’s not just the vodka category that has a track record of going off-piste in search of inspiration. Whether sparked by a vivid imagination, a sense of mischief or simply finding interesting ways to use up a local surfeit of certain ingredients, a whole range of drinks can boast rather intriguing – or should that be alarming – back labels.

Although there is no shortage of weird flavoured drinks which appear to have been created primarily for novelty value, many unusual drinks have deep-rooted cultural ties.

The history, myths, examples and legal wranglings behind the wide variety of plants – and occasionally animals – that can be found in our glasses receives thorough treatment in recently published book The Drunken Botanist. To whet your appetite, the drinks business has picked out some of the most outlandish examples over the following pages.

One Response to “Top 10 bizarre drink ingredients”

  1. BarMeister says:

    Haha, know we know how they make us to adictive to all the alcohol and cocktails Haha 😀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Events & Admin Assistant

The Drinks Business
London SE1, UK

Brand Manager - Key Wine Partners

MMI Dubai
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Business Development Manager

Bashall Spirits
Lancashire, UK

Territory Manager - London​

Cadrona Distillery
London, UK

Business Development Manager

Lucozade Ribena Suntory
UK

Customer Marketing Manager

Bibendum
London NW1, UK

Export Assistant Co-ordinator - Maternity Cover

Speciality Drinks
Whitby Avenue, London NW10 7SF, UK

Customer Services Administrator - On Trade

Speciality Drinks
Whitby Avenue, London NW10 7SF, UK

Fruit Focus 2019

East Malling,United Kingdom
17th Jul 2019

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

San Francisco,USA
23rd Jul 2019

The Wine Show Chelsea 2019

London,United Kingdom
18th Oct 2019
Click to view more

The Tuscan Masters 2019

Deadline : 1st July 2019

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline : 5th July 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more