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Butterfly pea flower is the unique ingredient that makes the hue-shifting drink special

Drinking cocktails has now been made more fun with a drink that changes colors just like a mood ring. The 492 Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, offers the Disco Sour Cocktail that’s a real treat to the eyes and a party to the taste buds.

Seeing purple and blue? You are not drunk yet. Megan Deschaine, the bar manager at 492, simply uses butterfly pea flower to enable the change in color. She mixes the flower’s extract in water and makes ice cubes out of it. The ice cubes are then placed inside the glass and when the drink is poured, the ice cubes melt and creates a chemical reaction that results in a beautiful purplish blue glow.

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