DailyDirt: I'd Like My Drink Sonicated, Not Stirred...
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- Manhattan bar Booker & Dax uses molecular gastronomy techniques to give cocktails the "mad scientist" treatment. The bartenders are known to light drinks on fire with a 1,500-degree Fahrenheit red hot poker, extract essences from herbs with a rotary evaporator, clarify fruit juices with a centrifuge, and age wine or whiskey with ultrasonic waves. [url]
- In 2009, Coca-Cola introduced the Freestyle soda fountain, which features a touchscreen interface and more than 100 different flavor options that can be mixed however the user wants. The machines use "PurePour" technology -- originally designed for measuring exact amounts of dialysis and cancer drugs -- and they send data about beverage consumption, peak times, and popular locations to Coca-Cola's Atlanta headquarters, which can order the machines to stop serving drinks immediately in case a flavor is discontinued or recalled. [url]
- In 2011, Pepsi unveiled their Social Vending System, which features a touchscreen interface and allows users to gift a Pepsi drink to a friend, along with a recorded video message. The machine will send a text message to the friend with a special code that they can use to redeem their gift at the nearest Pepsi Social Vending System. [url]
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