Commonwealth Cocktail

If you really want to confound and exasperate your bartender to the point where they take a swing at you over the bar, then order this wacky drink.

The Commonwealth cocktail is the world’s most complicated cocktail. It features 71 ingredients!

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.

The Commonwealth is available at Spence’s Kelvingrove Café in Glasgow, Scotland.

Full List of Ingredients


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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