Friday, February 03, 2017


A few pics from the Exploratorium's Science of Cocktails event.

Gummy bears soaked in a 50/50 solution of vodka and water for 10 hours. The soak results in about a 150% increase in volume, about one-fifth of which is ethanol. The resulting gummy is soft on the outside, with a core of gummy that is seemingly unchanged.

This was an illustration of varying specific gravities. It turns out that the specific gravity of cointreau > vodka martini > absinthe. So if you mostly fill a test tube with a vodka martini and then use an eye dropper to add some cointreau and then some absinthe, the former sinks, while the latter floats.

This was a smoky cocktail, produced by covering the cocktail in a smoke-filled dome.

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