TARANTULA VENOM COCKTAIL, ANYONE?

TARANTULA VENOM COCKTAIL, ANYONE?

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If you might fancy your tongue going numb for about 10 minutes after consuming this drink and experiencing a combination of tingling & cramping sensations in your mouth & throat, the Aragog just might be for you.  The brainchild of Romeo Palomares, chief mixologist at the Luciferina Bar, in Mexico City, the Aragog (named after the giant Harry Potter spider) is made with Mexican mezcal, Chilean pisco and Brazilian cachaça, mango juice, a touch of lemon and 0.05% tarantula venom per 500 ml of the drink.  It took him 5 days to perfect & he actually went to the hospital at one point for ingesting too much of the venom.  Talk about suffering for one’s art!  Dude moves about 200 of these a night.

SOURCE:  http://www.odditycentral.com/foods/aragog-the-mexican-cocktail-made-with-tarantula-venom.html