In Dawson City, YK the Downtown Hotel has become famous for their Sourtoe Cocktail. A mummified human toe is put in a shot of alcohol. In order to earn your certificate and join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club the toe must touch your lips.
“YOU CAN DRINK IT FAST, YOU CAN DRINK IT SLOW, BUT YOUR LIPS MUST TOUCH THE TOE…”
Unfortunately, someone decided they wanted to spoil the fun of the cocktail.
This past Saturday, a man went into Downtown Hotel ordered the shot and walked out with the toes worth $80,000.
Terry Lee, the ‘Toe Captain’ explained that the patron came in outside of the Sourtoe Cocktail hours (9:00-11:00 PM), and ordered the shot. A new server at the bar felt bad and served the drink. The server turned their back and the man pocketed the prized limb and left the establishment.
The local RCMP are currently searching for the little piggy, but in the mean time the establishment manager has said they will be using its backup, older toe.
UPDATE: The mummified toe is back in the hands of the rightful owner. The RCMP received a call on June 20th from the alleged thief, stating that he had mailed the tow back to the hotel. The key ingredient arrived at the hotel on June 23rd in “good condition” with a letter of apology in the package.