Now that we are only a couple of short weeks away from the holiday party season, people everywhere are feeling the pressure to make the whole of December completely and utterly awesome entertainment-wise. Which means that it’s probably a good time to figure out what you are going to be serving in the libation department at your own party.
For myself, I think I’m going to do something a bit more nerd-oriented this year (rather than just pass around the Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka bottle like last year), come my holiday party, I’m going to create a batch of Cryo Alcohol Spheres that will not only look amazing, they will also get my party guests extremely drunk (which is a great way to load up on sensitive information that you can use against your friends throughout 2014).
Remarkably, making these incredibly interesting drinks are easy.
All you need is:
1. Dry ice (ask for a block at the meat dept. at the grocery store-prices vary depending on how much you need but it shouldn’t cost you more than $10-15 for a 5-10lb. block)
2. 91-percent isopropyl rubbing alcohol (lots of it—like, a gallon-ish)
3. Cooler: preferably a 2-gallon water cooler
4. Party balloons
5. Water bottle with a sport-top
6. Tongs or a slotted spoon
7. Marinate injector (about $4 from most grocery stores)
8. Various boozes and mixers
9. Hammer and chisel (or screw driver)
10. Razor blade or sharp knife
11. Safety glasses and gloves
While the list may seem daunting at first glance, the process really isn’t. But before beginning, I highly recommend that you read through Gizmodo’s incredibly detailed instructions on creating one of these Cryo Spheres (They also provides you with a few drink recipes so click HERE for all the info).
If you are a little more gung-ho and don’t want to be bothered by “Instructions” then by all means watch the video below (by NightHawlInLight):
Of course, if the idea of creating your very own cryo lab in your kitchen makes your asshole quiver in fear but you like the idea of making frozen alcohol balls, then don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
You can simply use a spherical ice mold (with a few minor twists, click HERE for more info) that will give you similar results, it will just take a lot more time to make and is less fun for your guests seeing that they will have to wait around 2-3 hours for a drink.
Either way, a round alcohol glob in a glass is going to make your party a huge hit, or it won’t…I don’t know your friends, maybe they’re assholes who won’t appreciate drunk science, and if that’s the case, then screw ’em, more cryo spheres for you.