All about the luge shot: alcohol through a scooped out marrow pipe

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Need inspiration for your culinary bucket list? And not averse to a portion of decadence? Then look for a place where you can order a luge shot. In the words of culinary legend Anthony Bourdain, this is what you need to do.

A luge shot is an alcoholic aftertaste after eating marrowbone. After all, that scooped-out piece of bone is the ideal vehicle for delivering a shot of alcohol to your mouth. Not only does the alcohol soften the marrow remnants (not a punishment if you know how delicious that is ), the whole ritual also creates the necessary commotion at the table

All about the luge shot

According to the rules of the art, it is the bartender who pours the shot of alcohol into your mouth through the bone. That can’t help but go wrong (read: half of the shot probably won’t end up in your mouth) but it’s fun.

What kind of drink goes into a luge shot is variable. Whiskey is a classic (it’s also on the menu at Black Smoke by the way) and tequila is also common. At the opening of the Amsterdam Sins of Sal , we recently received a version with mezcal – not wrong either.

Where is it from?

Decades everywhere, but where does the idea actually come from? Although the idea has probably been around for centuries, a man named Jacob Grier from Portland is considered the genius who came up with the idea by accident during Cocktail Week in 2010.

As the head bartender of a local catering business, he convinced the rest of the restaurant that it should be on the menu and the idea has since been picked up worldwide.


Yet it is mainly food legend Anthony Bourdain who brought the luge shot to the wider public. His statement about the phenomenon is therefore quite legendary: “ It’s extremely anti-social and against all standards of decadence. So I think we should do it. 

Words that we certainly won’t tamper with too much. Not you? Go to Black Smoke or Slagerij De Beurs , although you can of course try it yourself at home. Tip: just to be sure, drape a napkin on your chest. Because no matter how delicious such a shot is, it is not very graceful…

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