Half of us went on the awesome River boat cruise. Couldn't think of a better way to spend a summer evening. After the cruise we headed to the Downtown Hotel for dinner on the patio . . . . little did we know that in the Saloon, just 2 rooms away, the rest of our gang was going for the "Sour Toe Cocktail". . . .
This is one event that you'll never forget. Dawson does indeed have a famous drink called the Sour Toe Cocktail, which contains an actual alcohol-preserved human toe. No kidding. Head to the Sourdough Saloon at the Downtown Hotel and you can watch this strange ritual, or for $5 you can try the cocktail yourself and earn a certificate.
Yes, that's the toe sitting right there . . . .
Ok, Rick, ready, set, go!
This started in 1973 with what is said to be the toe of a miner, which had been amputated in the 1920's. To participate and earn the official certificate, . . . .
. . . . the rule is 'You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow—But the lips have gotta touch the toe.'