And we thought a drink served in a full-size treasure chest was crazy.

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 18, 2019 08:25 PM
71-ingredient cocktail

And we thought a drink served in a full-size treasure chest was crazy.

That was before a bartender in Glasglow, Scotland invented this: a 71-ingredient cocktail made to commemorate the XXX Commonwealth Games, the third-largest multi-sport event in the world (after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games) now taking place in Glasgow.

To represent the 71 participating nations — including countries in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Oceania — Mal Spence of Kelvingrove Café sourced an ingredient from each region. We’re talking dragonfruit from Belize, saffron from Pakistan, sweet basil from St. Lucia, new potatoes from the Isle of Man and red apple from England. See the full list below.

Samples have already sold out — we wonder if the Games’ most famous attendees, Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry, were among those who got to sip the bright punch — but those looking to get a taste of the Games can try this cocktail by following the at-home recipe, which is significantly less crazy but still kind of crazy (half a rambutan??).

Botswana: devils claw
Cameroon: bitter leaf
Ghana: taro
Kenya: chives
Lesotho: rosehip
Malawi: cacao
Mauritius: wild raspberry
Mozambique: cassava
Namibia: prickly pear
Nigeria: utazi leaves
Rwanda: papaya
Seychelles: citronella
Sierra Leone: cashew nut
South Africa: roobus
Swaziland: sycamore fig
Tanzania: cloves
Uganda: nakati eggplant
Zambia: sorrel

Belize: dragonfruit
Bermuda: arabica coffee beans
Canada: logan berry
Falkland Islands: bitter cress
Guyana: sugar cane
St. Helena: St. Helena tea plant

Bangladesh: jujubi
Brunei Darussalam: durian fruit
India: mangosteen
Malaysia: galangal
Maldives: pomegranate
Pakistan: saffron
Singapore: rambutan
Sri Lanka: ripe jakfruit

Anguilla: mango
Antigua & Barbuda: tamarind
Bahamas: egg fruit
Barbados: sour cherry
British Virgin Islands: noni
Cayman Islands: sage
Dominica: guava leaf
Grenada: lemon grass
Jamaica: okra
Montserrat: devil’s horse whip
St. Kitts & Nevis: tamon
St. Lucia: Sweet basil
St. Vincent & The Grenadines: arrowroot
Trinidad & Tobago: tonka bean
Turks & Caicos Islands: sapodilla

Cyprus: basil-thyme
England: red apple
Gibraltar: maqui berry
Guernsey: blueberries
Isle of Man: new potatoes
Jersey: lavender
Malta: star anise
Northern Ireland: bog rosemary
Scotland: wild Scottish strawberry
Wales: wild cotoneaster

Australia: aniseed myrtle
Cook Islands: custard apple seeds
Kiribati: dried coconut meat
Nauru: pumpkin seeds
New Zealand: manuka honey
Niue: paw paw
Norfolk Island: yam
Papua New Guinea: taro
Samoa: ladies finger (small, sweet banana)
Solomon Islands: taro leaves
Tonga: avocado
Tuvalu: breadfruit
Vanuatu: plantain
Fiji: kava root

We’re fresh out of dandelion and burdock cordial, so you’ll have to let us know how it tastes.

—Michelle Ward