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Watch José Andrés and MIT's Futuristic Cocktail Garnishes

Here's a video from Chemical & Engineering News about a collaboration between MIT and José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup to build a better cocktail garnish. Two, actually, but both of them work with surface tension to function. The first is a pipette that works like a water lily: gelatin petals open when they contact the surface of the liquid and close when they are pulled out of it. Meanwhile, a boat garnish (also made from gelatin and printed on on a 3D printer) zips around the surface of the cocktail propelled by a high proof alcohol like Bacardi 151. In the future, all garnishes will move, it seems. Check it out below:

Video: Scientific Cocktail Toppers Move from the 3D Printer to the Bar

· Scientific Cocktail Toppers Move from the 3D Printer to the Bar [YouTube via Eater DC]
· All José Andrés Coverage on Eater [-E-]