5 cocktails you can eat
on 21/05/11 at 6:15 amSpirits
Is there anything more useless than a cocktail napkin? Well, bartender Ryan Moore decided to fix that by making the napkin out of gin. It all started with a mistake. According to The Daily, Moore, a bartender at Rogue 24 in Washington, D.C., was trying to concoct an alcohol foam to place over food when he accidentally heated and created a thin film that, when dried, turned into a thin, solid paper made entirely of gin and cellulose. Just don’t try to write your phone number on it.
Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, U.K., has earned Michelin stars galore with its outside-the-box cooking. The tasting menu starts with an aperitif, but don’t expect a nice glass of Campari. Instead, Blumenthal takes one of three different cocktails (vodka and lime sour, gin and tonic, Campari soda) and puts it into foam form. Then a waiter “poaches” it tableside with liquid nitrogen. It’s up to you to pick it up, pop the entire thing in your mouth, and let it dissolve there.