Coolest Scientist Ever Invents Levitating Cocktails
“I’ll have a martini, levitating, not stirred.” A British scientist has invented a machine called the Levitron, which is capable of creating floating, glassless cocktails that you can sip on mid-air. The Levitron uses ultrasonic sound waves to create a small levitating field that suspends tiny drops of alcohol, which drinkers can imbibe on while the droplets float around in front of you.
“It's a pretty powerful machine,” inventor Charlie Harry Francis, "the edible inventor," told The Daily Mail. “So far we've made a levitating gin and tonic at 70 percent proof and a levitating Bloody Mary cocktail using vodka at 160 percent proof which will blow your socks off.”
The Bloody Mary is a particularly impressive feat, considering the extensive list of ingredients in that cocktail. But Francis isn't the only one working on levitating your food and drink: Morimoto recently taught The Daily Meal how to levitate an amuse-bouche.
The machine’s ultrasound waves are incredibly powerful, and because these sound waves emanating from the Levitron are beyond the range of human hearing, they won’t damage your ear drums when switched on—they will just be able to create delicious cocktails. Sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s real. Francis has also invented glow in the dark ice cream and edible mist.
And as if it couldn’t get any cooler, the team is also working on creating entire floating meals, as well as a jellybean waterfall, a popcorn storm, and edible aftershave.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi