World’s first levitating cocktail machine createdBy Amy Hopkins
A UK inventor has created the world’s first levitating cocktail machine, which uses sound waves to levitate droplets of alcohol drinkers can lick out of the air.
Created by Charlie Harry Francis, founder of experimental events company Lick Me I’m Delicious, in collaboration with Professor Bruce Drinkwater of Bristol University, the machine – called the Levitron – uses ultrasonic sound waves to create a levitating field that traps tiny alcohol droplets and floats them in mid air.
So far, the machine has created a levitating gin and tonic at 70% proof and a levitating Bloody May at 160% proof.
“Sound waves, even in the form of your voice have an inherent amount of power,” said Drinkwater.
“The Levitron uses very powerful sound waves in the ultrasonic spectrum which crucially are beyond the range of human hearing, otherwise it would seriously damage your ears when the machine was switched on.”
Lick Me I’m Delicious is also in the process of creating levitating popcorn, with the hope of creating a entire floating roast dinner in the future.
The Levitron machine currently costs £30,000.