Noah Kaufman
June 23, 2017

We have given you a lot of great, new drink recipes here at FWx but even our mixology team can’t touch this one. A Scottish bartender named Mal Spence created a cocktail to honor the 20th Commonwealth games taking place right now in Glasgow that has 71 ingredients in it—one for every nation competing. It starts with, what else, Scotch as a base, but explodes from there to include pinches and drips of everything from sorrel to taro to avocado.

If you aren’t familiar with the Commonwealth games, they are a sort of mini Olympics that occurs once every four years between all of the countries that were or are members of the British Commonwealth, including Caribbean nations, African nations and tiny islands in the South Pacific.

The cocktail, called the Commonwealth, is really quite a trick though. It seems impossible that one mixologist could pack 71 ingredients into one coupe, but somehow he managed. The Commonwealth is available at Spence’s Kelvingrove Café in Glasgow until the end of the games on August 2. Check out the full list of ingredients below and see how many you have actually heard of:

African Ingredients

Botswana: devil’s claw (genus clerodendrum)

Cameroon: bitterleaf (Piper umbellatum)

Ghana: taro (Psidium guajava)

Kenya: chives

Lesotho: rosehip

Malawi: cacao (Pycreus Cyperaceae)

Mauritius: wild raspberry (Rubus rosifolius)

Mozambique: cassava

Namibia: prickly pear

Nigeria: utazi leaves

Rwanda: papaya

Seychelles: citronella

Sierra Leone: cashew nut (piassava)

South Africa: rooibos

Swaziland: sycamore fig

Tanzania: cloves

Uganda: nakati eggplant

Zambia: sorrel

North and South American Ingredients

Belize: dragon fruit

Bermuda: arabica coffee beans

Canada: loganberry

Falkland Islands: bitter cress

Guyana: sugarcane

St. Helena: St. Helena tea plant

Asian Ingredients

Bangladesh: jujube

Brunei Darussalam: durian fruit

India: mangosteen

Malaysia: galangal

Maldives: pomegranate

Pakistan: saffron

Singapore: rambutan

Sri Lanka: ripe jackfruit

Caribbean Ingredients

Anguilla: mango

Antigua and Barbuda: tamarind

Bahamas: egg fruit

Barbados: sour cherry

British Virgin Islands: noni

Cayman Islands: sage (salvia caymanensis)

Dominica: guava leaf

Grenada: lemongrass

Jamaica: okra

Montserrat: devil’s horsewhip

St. Kitts and Nevis: tamon

St. Lucia: sweet basil

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: arrowroot

Trinidad and Tobago: tonka bean

Turks & Caicos Islands: sapodilla

European Ingredients

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

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