Adding my bit to the peppermint thing - I got these soft peppermint balls, kinda like the hard mint kind. I keep them in a mug beside my bed (quick remedy to morning breath!). Anytime I let Pounce into my room, I end up with wrapped peppermint balls all over the room! He doesn't eat them, but he'll run over, gently pick one up in his mouth, jump off the bed, drop it and start batting it around the floor. I'm guessing it's related to the catnip thing
Two cats that I had previously (Data and Yang - who my uncle cat sitted for a few months, and now refuses to give back
) would drink anything alcoholic. Now, keep it mind, we definately didn't try to -give- them alcohol, and would remove the glass when we saw them drinking from it, but if you left a glass of beer, wine, or a mixed drink on the table - when you turned back around, there was at least one of them, lapping at it if their lives depended on it. Alcoholic kitties!
(as a side note, none of my current cats will drink out of a glass with spirits, but when Mama Fetch hears you open a bottle of beer, she comes running and will not stop mewing at you until you throw it, let her chase after it and bring it back, drop it in front of your feet, start mewing... repeat