5 Crazy Cocktails You Have to See to Believe

Originally posted 11/19/2013 03:49PM

White Cosmo Orchid Ice Ball Daniel

Why do drinks and a show when your drinks can be the show?

From the Champagne flute that shoots off sparkles to the entire treasure chest of rum, these flashy cocktails are sure to be the talk of the night before you even take a sip. (Don’t worry—they taste as awesome as they look.)

The cocktail (above): White Cosmopolitan

The ingredients: Vodka, white cranberry juice, St. Germain elderflower liqueur

The theatrics: Bartenders freeze a bright orchid into a perfect sphere of ice, which comes floating in your glass like a magenta globe.

The restaurant: Daniel, NYC

The price: $21

Cheers Shot Bar Flaming Doctor Pepper

The cocktail: Flaming Doctor Pepper

The ingredients: 151 proof rum, light beer, amaretto

The theatrics: Bartenders balance a shot glass of rum and amaretto on a pint glass of beer. When the shot is lit, the rum’s high alcohol content sets off a strong enough flame to push the shot glass into the pint glass. (The flame also burns off some of the drink’s sugar, making it taste curiously like Dr. Pepper.)

The bar: Cheers Shot Bar, Austin

The price: $8

The cocktail: Magic Mojito

The ingredients: Rum, bitters, lime, mint, cotton candy

The theatrics: An enormous puff of pink cotton candy dissolves into the glass like a deflating balloon. Watch!

The bar: Bar Centro, L.A.

The price: $17

Treasure Chest Cocktail Three Dots and a Dash
Anjali Pinto

The cocktail: Treasure Chest No. 1

The ingredients: Guatemalan rum, fruit juices (passion fruit, pineapple, guava, lemon and lime), Dom Perignon

The theatrics: A treasure chest filled with the rum and juices is topped tableside with a bottle of Dom Perignon, while dry ice at the bottom of the chest creates a thick layer of fog. Drink this out of a two-foot-long straw.

The barThree Dots and a Dash, Chicago

The price: $385 (serves 6-8)

Sparkling Ginger Cocktail Bar Dupont
Pamela Hadley

The cocktail: Sparkling Ginger

The ingredients: Champagne, Cointreau, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, dehydrated ginger puree

The theatrics: When the dehydrated ginger puree counteract with the bubbly, sparkles shoots off within the glass.

The bar: Bar Dupont, Washington D.C.

The price: $9

—Lexi Dwyer and Nancy Mattia

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