Artisanal cocktails are the latest food item getting the Jetsons treatment with a new machine that creates levitating droplets you can slurp right from the air.
Levitron is the brainchild of Charlie Harry Francis—the man behind Lick Me I’m Delicious, the lab that created glow-in-the-dark ice cream synthesized from jellyfish protein—and Bruce Drinkwater, a supersonics expert at Bristol University.
The new machine works by creating a field formed by ultrasonic waves that suspend liquid in mid air.
“The Levitron uses very powerful sound waves in the ultrasonic spectrum which crucially are beyond the range of human hearing, otherwise it would seriously damage your ears when the machine was switched on,” Drinkwater told the Bristol Post.
Thirsty? Just step right up to the force field and take a sip.
Right now, the droplets have to be small to be held in mid air --so each packs a serious punch. Francis told the Bristol Post that just four drops is enough to get someone drunk, so sip carefully futuristic cocktail lovers.
So far they have created “a levitating gin and tonic at 70 per cent proof and a levitating Bloody Mary cocktail using vodka at 160 per cent proof,” which according to Francis “will blow your socks off.”
Right now the machine takes two hours to set up and costs $48,000. Francis hopes to bring the price tag down before making the Levitron commercially available.