This Cocktail Has 71 Ingredients — And They’re All Packed Into That Glass

07/29/2014 at 02:48 PM ET

71-ingredient cocktail

And we thought a drink served in a full-size treasure chest was crazy.

That was before a bartender in Glasglow, Scotland invented this: a 71-ingredient cocktail made to commemorate the XXX Commonwealth Games, the third-largest multi-sport event in the world (after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games) now taking place in Glasgow.

To represent the 71 participating nations — including countries in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Oceania — Mal Spence of Kelvingrove Café sourced an ingredient from each region. We’re talking dragonfruit from Belize, saffron from Pakistan, sweet basil from St. Lucia, new potatoes from the Isle of Man and red apple from England. See the full list below.

Samples have already sold out — we wonder if the Games’ most famous attendees, Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry, were among those who got to sip the bright punch — but those looking to get a taste of the Games can try this cocktail by following the at-home recipe, which is significantly less crazy but still kind of crazy (half a rambutan??).

Botswana: devils claw
Cameroon: bitter leaf
Ghana: taro
Kenya: chives
Lesotho: rosehip
Malawi: cacao
Mauritius: wild raspberry
Mozambique: cassava
Namibia: prickly pear
Nigeria: utazi leaves
Rwanda: papaya
Seychelles: citronella
Sierra Leone: cashew nut
South Africa: roobus
Swaziland: sycamore fig
Tanzania: cloves
Uganda: nakati eggplant
Zambia: sorrel

Belize: dragonfruit
Bermuda: arabica coffee beans
Canada: logan berry
Falkland Islands: bitter cress
Guyana: sugar cane
St. Helena: St. Helena tea plant

Bangladesh: jujubi
Brunei Darussalam: durian fruit
India: mangosteen
Malaysia: galangal
Maldives: pomegranate
Pakistan: saffron
Singapore: rambutan
Sri Lanka: ripe jakfruit

Anguilla: mango
Antigua & Barbuda: tamarind
Bahamas: egg fruit
Barbados: sour cherry
British Virgin Islands: noni
Cayman Islands: sage
Dominica: guava leaf
Grenada: lemon grass
Jamaica: okra
Montserrat: devil’s horse whip
St. Kitts & Nevis: tamon
St. Lucia: Sweet basil
St. Vincent & The Grenadines: arrowroot
Trinidad & Tobago: tonka bean
Turks & Caicos Islands: sapodilla

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

Australia: aniseed myrtle
Cook Islands: custard apple seeds
Kiribati: dried coconut meat
Nauru: pumpkin seeds
New Zealand: manuka honey
Niue: paw paw
Norfolk Island: yam
Papua New Guinea: taro
Samoa: ladies finger (small, sweet banana)
Solomon Islands: taro leaves
Tonga: avocado
Tuvalu: breadfruit
Vanuatu: plantain
Fiji: kava root

We’re fresh out of dandelion and burdock cordial, so you’ll have to let us know how it tastes.

—Michelle Ward

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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