Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cockroach Cocktails and Ringworm Earrings

First, they make their way into the home, and now they’re breaking into your drinks and jewelry!


Don’t worry; this isn’t a post about a restaurant or a store that’s infested. These places want their bugs. There’s a new “resto-lounge” called White & Church that has specialty cocktails – with insects as the secret ingredient.

Actually, they’re not so secret. These bugs are clearly sitting on the drinks as both decoration and a topping. These insects are high in protein and each bug is specifically picked out to reflect each drink.

The Blue Velvet drink contains a tobacco and sugar-infused brandy with scorpions.

The Summer drink is made with a coconut, crème caramel, and crickets.

The Why Not drink, also the most popular, has tequila, Contreau, lime juice, avocado, red pepper, and Mexican worms.

The mastermind behind all this is Cristina Bini, Florence native and mixologist. She was convinced, after seeing lobsters in a tank at a bar in Florence, that these insects would be her signature.

While most people would cringe at the idea, they claim that no one has run out of the bar in response to the bugs on the counter. Bini says it’s because people eat snails, so it’s the same thing. I don’t know about that, but it seems to be working! The bar is bringing in a lot of intrigued individuals, including big names like model Francesca Vuillemin.

As if ingesting these critters wasn’t enough, the new trend is wearing these bugs. Recently seen at a New York City street fair, with a sign reading 100% REAL BUGS, the jewelry seemed to be a big hit.

So, maybe next time you see a critter crawling across your floor, don’t call us, pick it up and string it around your neck or dump it in your cocktail and see how it goes!

…We’re just kidding. Call Suburban Exterminating at (516) or (631) 864-6900.

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