Like any group, the drinking sect contains its fair share of innovators—those who seek to push the boundaries of drink making and presentation. The most auspicious of these liquor feats rightly earn recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Just recently, Cottons bar in London set the world record for offering the most rum brands, including rare pours like Nepalese Khukri rum, and expensive ones like a $300 shot from a 1960s British Navy Rum Flagon. The bar joins the pantheon of record-holders, those pioneers of potation who have mixed, sipped and shaken their way to fame. Here, eight more of the craziest world records of drinking.
More and more bars have begun pre-batching cocktails or offering mixed drinks on draft in order to speed up service, but they could save all that effort by just hiring Sheldon Wiley, who broke the world record for most cocktails made in a minute in 2013 live on Good Morning America. Required to make the drinks one at a time, Wiley whipped up an impressive 18 cocktails.