Cocktail breaks record with 71 ingredients

18th July, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A record-breaking cocktail featuring 71 different ingredients sourced from every Commonwealth nation has been created to commemorate the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Created by Glasgow-based mixologist Mal Spence, the “commonwealth cocktail” contains more ingredients than any other in the world from exotic Tanzanian cloves, Belizean dragonfruit and Malaysian galangal to English red apple and Scottish wild strawberry.

The Scotch whisky-based cocktail was stirred in partnership by Spence and the  Glasgow City Marketing Bureau to commemorate the Commonwealth games which will see 4,500 of the commonwealth’s finest athletes competing in 17 sports over 11 days.

With most cocktails featuring just three or four ingredients, creating the Commonwealth Cocktail and finding a way to balance such a vast number of flavours was a challenge mixologist Spence said he….

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6 Responses to “Cocktail breaks record with 71 ingredients”

  1. Pamela says:

    Fascinating! I am curious how long it takes Mal to make this drink!

  2. Barina Craft says:

    Ha! Mr. Spence said his record breaking cocktail tastes great, but with 71 ingredients the real question is; “What does this drink taste ‘like’?”

  3. Bridget Lee says:

    Not only the question, what would it taste like, but just how much would this cocktail cost?

  4. Marian Watson says:

    That’s crazy but I would like to try it. Where would you get this drank with 71 ingredients in it from around the world .And approximately how much does it cost curious drinker. I would love to try and make one.I love different kinds of drinks and things.. Commonwealth Cocktail Seeker.

  5. SouthernChick says:

    So, USA wasn’t represented?

    • Matthew Baines says:

      It’s a drink for the Commonwealth Games, of which the USA is not a part of as they left the Commonwealth.

      Can you read?

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