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Jose Andrés and MIT To Create High-Tech Cocktails

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Jose Andrés and MIT To Create High-Tech Cocktails
Photo courtesy Lisa J. Burton et al 2013 Bioinspir

It's no secret celebrity chef José Andrés likes to think outside of the box when it comes to food. For his latest food experiments the creative Spanish chef has teamed up with the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) in the hopes of developing high-tech cocktails.

Andrés is working with MIT mathematician John Bush to create both a cocktail accessory and palate cleanser, The Daily Meal reports. So far, they've come up with some sort of ''cocktail boat'' and ''flower pipette'' inspired by nature. The so-called trinkets are made of edible materials and are meant to be submerged into cocktails and float. 


Cocktail Boat image courtesy Lisa J. Burton et al 2013 Bioinspir

According to published scientific research, scientists tested the cocktail boat's performance using various liquors. ''We found that the alcohol content of the fuel was the most important design factor for performance, with higher proof alcohol leading to faster and more vigorous boat motion.''

The flower pipette was inspired by the water lily and is meant to capture fluids inside an elastic shell, according to researchers. It also has a built-in LED for extra appeal. 


Flower Pipette image courtesy Lisa J. Burton et al 2013 Bioinspir.

These high-tech cocktails have yet to debut at any of Andrés's restaurants but you can see them in action in the video below. We're pretty sure the folks at Grant Achatz's innovative cocktail barThe Aviary might want to keep these in their radar:

via The Daily Meal

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