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Imagine a cocktail that that never gets diluted by ice and magically changes flavours half way through. It might sound like something out of Willy Wonka, but it's more science than magic.

Gelatinous Cocktail Spheres is a new beverage trend that makes all of the above possible, and looks incredibly pretty while doing it. The spheres are a blend of calcium gluconate, xanthan gum and a small amount of cocktail that's carefully dropped into a bath of sodium alginate to form a delicate skin. The result: bouncy pouches of translucent deliciousness that float around in your drink like blobs in a Lava Lamp.

People have been trying to tell us that science is fun for years. Who knew cocktails would prove them right?

http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/lifestyle/fork_lift/?p=7368


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