This one’s like a rather twisted Heston Blumenthal-meets-Ferran Adrià molecular mixology fantasy cooked up in a Dexter-esque lab. Imagine getting an alcohol-laced buzz by merely inhaling its fumes, before actually slurping down a yummy cocktail. Welcome to the Vapshot, one of the hottest bar trends of 2016. Served in specially-designed containers, which are pressurised and premixed with various spirits, a vapshot is the newest way to enjoy a drink. When served, one simply twists the cap, and a portion of the cocktail will instantly vaporise right before your eyes. The vapour is then consumed using a straw, thus promising instant gratification. Those in the know insist that the process brings out the true flavour of the liquor, making it an aromatic and pleasant experience, as the vapshot is designed to allow you to experience the good parts of drinking alcohol while minimising the bad parts. Well, if only…

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