Monday, October 5, 2015

Magic Potion, Redux

Just over five years ago I posted a tutorial on making a swirling, color changing magic potion using mica powder.

It's a really cool effect, but never in a million years did I think you could actually drink something like this.  Turns out I was wrong.  Worse, it looks like mixing shimmer powder into a drink might be a million dollar idea.  I present to you..."Viniq Shimmery Liquor"!

The makers advertise it as "A delicious combination of Premium Vodka, Moscato, Natural Fruit Flavors, and a one-of-a-kind shimmer".   Fine brandy it ain't, but it's still a cool gimmick.  Here's a video from a distributor describing the...uh..fine craftsmanship that goes into producing the product.

And here's a far more entertaining look at the product. Lots of F-bombs, so it's NSFW. Heh.

While Viniq is obviously a novelty, infusing consumable liquids with food safe mica powder seems like a bang-up idea for Halloween parties and LARP potions.  Unfortunately, in pure water it settles out of suspension pretty quickly.  I suspect you would need to increase the specific gravity of the liquid with glycerin or sugar syrup to keep the particles in motion. 


Ministry Minion said...

I did that a month ago for a friend, a small vial of Felix Felicis:
(Made to be drunk, not kept, so I didn't bother aging it)

The dose of powder was very small (just the point of a knife), to avoid potential ill-effects, but as long as you shake the bottle a bit before, it looks decent.

bea said...

Oh yeah, I can't see ANY side effects from drinking THAT!

Elliot said...

You can also try using edible luster instead of mica. Something like "Wilton Pearl Dust" would work well.

The Mad Hatter said...

My brother bought a bottle of that it taste like very alcoholic cough syrup. And the shimmer settles out fast.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a kidney stone in a bottle.

Stella Anderson said...

Hey, that would be a neat trick to do with my home-brewed absinthe.