Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, somebody decided it’d be a fun idea to throw motorcycle engine parts into alcohol and sell it for over $1,000. We wish we were kidding.
Dubbed “The Archaeologist,” each bottle of premium dry gin is flavored with a piece from one of three different Harley Davidson hogs: a 1939 Flathead, 1962 Panhead, or a 1947 Knucklehead.
Hamburg-based shop Ehinger Kraftrad is renowned for its collection of bikes and parts, but decided to preserve its abundance of hard-to-find motor bolts, nuts, and screws by sealing them and sticking them in booze. The website reads:
For those salivating for steel, the creative libation is unfortunately sold out (the first batch was exclusive to loyal customers, with only a limited amount reserved for online sales). However, advanced orders can be placed online for anyone willing to shell out up to €1,100 (or $1,289) for a bottle.
While the motorcycle parts are said to have no effect on the drink’s taste, this obviously makes for a great collector’s item. If anything, it sounds like a less scary alternative to the snake and scorpion infused alcohols found in Southeast Asia. We’d certainly rather take a shot directly from a motorcycle’s engine than come into any sort of contact with a creepy reptile or poisonous insect. But that’s just us.