11. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a popular ingredient in cocktails – take a look at our recent article on Eggnog for a great example. Whether you use it to garnish or to spice up your concoctions, it’s always best to exercise caution as nutmeg contains large amounts of myristicin – a compound that can affect our nervous system, causing side effects like hallucinations, dizziness and nausea. According to Healthline, 10g or two teaspoons of nutmeg directly ingested can cause symptoms of toxicity.

The nutmeg amount inside cocktails is usually far lower due to its strong flavour, but it’s always better to be aware of the “nutmeg high”.