Would you drink a bacon cocktail called Charred Remains? Or swig a shot of Stomach Contents?
These stomach-churning concoctions are being served inside St Bartholomew's pathology museum at a pop-up bar in London created by possibly one of the craziest mixologists alive, James Dance.
Charred Remains, a Bloody Mary reinvented and with a little crispy bacon as garnish, is not the only grisly concoction on this nasty-sounding menu. It is said to be one of the more “normal” cocktails on the lurid list with others, such as the Stool Sample, Sanitizer, Urine, Fat and Stomach Contents, all adding the gross-factor in equal measure.
While each creation is made to resemble something less than edible, Dance makes sure that the ingredients are all perfectly safe and delicious, for example, the cocktail Stomach Contents is made with flavoured vodka, bits of chocolate and Skittles.
"These cocktails are creative – it's good fun to make them and I like having a side line to running the bar. Yes, they're supposed to be show-stopping but they also taste good. Although I don't put them on our bar menu!," Dance told Emerald Street.
The pop-up bar is part of "the world's first anatomically correct cake shop" food stall - a space in St Bartholomew's Pathology Museum that's run by cake company Eat Your Heart Out.