Would You Drink a Beer Made with Oysters? 9 Liquors with Totally Bizarre Ingredients

Would You Drink a Beer Made with Oysters? 9 Liquors with Totally Bizarre Ingredients

Because vanilla vodka is just so. . . vanilla. 

By Tamara Palmer

Why limit your meat, seafood and poultry intake to your plate? From a mezcal infused with chicken breast to a beer brewed with real oysters, these 9 exceptionally weird liquors are made with all kinds of fascinating ingredients. They're worth a try...if you're feeling brave.

Alaska Distillery Smoked Salmon Vodka

An infusion of wild Alaskan salmon is meant to make an ideal foil for a Bloody Mary. Because who needs celery and olives when you can have fish?

Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie

The springtime buds from Douglas fir trees get infused into a clear brandy to make this unique, verdant eau de vie. Just a shot of it will make you feel like you're out in a forest somewhere, sipping next to a campfire.

Armor Tail Scorpion Vodka

Forget the wimpy worm at the bottom of the mezcal bottle: This Thai tipple, made with rice grain and scary arachnids, is all about braving the stinger and the sharp pinchers that await you at the bottom.

Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout

This cheekily named brew is made with local Chesapeake Bay oysters, which give it the briny flavor that's sadly missing from your basic bottle. Even better, proceeds help conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.

Del Maguey Pechuga Mezcal

If you find this mezcal tastes strangely familiar, it's probably because it's made with a whole skinless chicken breast. Don't worry, you won't find the actual chicken part in your bottle; it gets added on the third distillation of this product to infuse the mezcal with that delicious poultry flavor. Pair it with a bucket of wings? Oh, yeah.

Oddka Electricity Vodka

What does electricity taste like? Who knows, but the creator of Oddka's oddest vodka hopes this bottle mimics that tingling sensation. Mmmmm, lightning.

Three Olives Loopy Vodka

Froot Loops cereal inspired this party-ready vodka, although the company describes it as "dastardly delicious." Isn't that a reference to Lucky Charms, though? Just asking.

Morimoto Soba Ale

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Developed with and endorsed by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, this ale is made with roasted buckwheat noodles (the not-so-secret ingredient in the name). What to drink it with? A piping hot bowl of soba noodle soup, naturally.

Faretti Biscotti Liqueur

This liqueur with notes of fennel, caramel (and, of course, cookies) would be fantastic drizzled over ice cream or served instead of dessert for a sweet, totally unexpected ending.



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