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Sourtoe Cocktail Meets It’s Match As Challenger Swallows Booze + Human Toe. Bar Now Searching for New Toe [VIDEO]

'Sourtoe' in Dawson City, Yukon and the man who swallowed it.
Photos by @donald_laura / CBC Yukon

You can put a shot in front of me and 99.9% of the time, I will take it. Once you put a mummified human toe into the glass however, that’s when I’m out.

The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon, just outside of Alaska, is famous for its “sourtoe cocktail”. The main ingredient is an actual human toe. No joke. For one Yukon summer employee, before heading south back to ‘murica, the human toe was not a deal breaker.

Thousands of tourists and seasonal workers each year take part in the near four decade old tradition. Putting down a shot of Yukon Jack and letting the petrified digit touch their lips, becoming members of the exclusive Sourtoe Club. The only real rules to become a member: 1) Make sure the toe touches your lips and 2) If you bite it or swallow it, it’s a $500 fine.

One man, with an absolutely incredibly sweet and greasy mullet that would make 90’s Billy Ray Cyrus cringe, took the challenge one step further. Josh Clark, apparently from New Orleans, threw back the shot and swallowed the toe! Immediately after, Josh slams down the $500 fine on the table. Apparently he couldn’t find a better way to blow his recently recovered rental deposit.

Watch this guy drink the shot, swallow the toe, and pay his $500 fine – video courtesy of CBC Yukon

Since the consumption of one of the bar’s toe, yes they did have multiple, the fine for swallowing or biting the toe has now been raised from $50 to $2,500. Donations are also being excepted to replace the toe. So if you’ve got frostbite or you are looking to lop off one of your foot phalanges, contact

Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon searching for 'sourtoe cocktail' ingredients. THIS IS AN AD FOR A REAL HUMAN TOE!

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