Miniature Edible Boats Cruise Around Cocktails Without A Motor

Miniature Edible Boats Cruise Around Cocktails Without A Motor

Garnishes that run on alcohol-based liquids make happy hour that much more fun.

Serena Chu
  • 18 october 2013

Umbrellas, olives, and berries are cocktail garnishes that we are accustomed to seeing; but how would you feel if a little motorized boat made of gelatin invaded your glass?

Lisa Burton,  mechanical engineering PhD candidate at MIT, created fluid-propelled vessels that can be eaten. The logic behind Cocktail Boats is the same one used to explain water-walking insects – water tension.

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