Chefs always say the plate is their canvas.
And now mixologists might soon be able to say the same thing about the glass — or rather, the liquid inside it.
Developed in Austria at the University of Arts and Design Linz’s creative robotics laboratory, Print a Drink is a new kind of 3D printing machine designed exclusively for liquids. It’s a fascinating new addition to an already growing industry, and by the looks of it, the results pretty mind-blowing.
The setup is a little like 3D food printing, except instead of building a design layer by layer, Print a Drink “injects” drops of edible liquid into an existing drink. What you get is a 3D structure that magically floats within a glass.
Which may seem like novelty — and actually is. But anything that allows mixologists to get (even more) creative has our vote.
As long as they don't try to charge us more than, say, $18 for a single cocktail, that is.
Okay, $20. On a special occasion. But that's as far as we go.
Then again, man, check out this video:
The creators say they plan to release the machine for public consumption in the near future.