An interesting trend in molecular mixology today is the ‘lava lamp cocktail’. A lava lamp is a decorative lamp in which multicoloured globules of wax are placed in a glass vessel that move round inside depending on the heat inside the lamp. Lava lamp cocktails look like these lamps and have little spheres or cocktail caviars that sink or float when dropped into a glass of carbonated drink. These cocktails are a visual delight.

A new ternd in molecular mixology:

Colourful lava lamps can be both alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails. A delicious non alcoholic lava lamp that would captivate any youngster can be made with ginger ale or lime-soda into which is dropped a spoonful of freeze dried sweetened cranberry raisins. After a while the craisins move up and down in the glass. Flavoured ginger ale adds colour to the drink and looks beautiful when served with a decorative straw.

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