Eccentric chef Charlie Harry Francis, inventor of incredibly significant innovations like Viagra ice cream, has now perfected a device to make coupe glasses passé and let you suck your cocktail directly out of midair. Francis and Bristol University engineer Bruce Drinkwater’s Levitron is a machine that suspends droplets of very potent alcohol in a levitating field formed by ultrasonic sound waves. So far, they concocted and floated a 70 proof gin and tonic and a 160 proof Bloody Mary that “will blow your socks off.” Basically, the possibilities are wide open.
Four droplets can get you drunk, apparently, which is either a very good or very bad thing, depending on what kind of night you want to have. Also on the down side: The machine costs $48,00 and takes two hours to set up. Everyone who hates stemware will be happy to realize there are no dirty dishes to do with this at least, and there’s now finally a drink worthy to follow Morimoto’s floating uni.