Electroluminescent liquor labels

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Electroluminescent liquor labels
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Among the hairier of my hare-brained schemes involves formulating a safe-to-drink chemiluminescent cocktail. I think the first person to do it will become a very wealthy laughingstock, which, as I understand it, is the very definition of The American Dream.

So I got really excited when I first saw this post over on TheDieline.com, because I thought somebody had pulled it off. Unfortunately, it’s just the labels that are glowing, not the booze itself, but still it’s pretty cool. If you ignore the crass commercialism, the shameless marketing, the horrors of alcoholism, drunk driving, etc., etc. [via Geekologie]

10 thoughts on “Electroluminescent liquor labels

  1. Keith Anderson says:

    I don’t know about chemoluminescent, but I assume you know that the quinine in tonic water fluoresces a beautiful sky blue….

    1. Roofus says:

      That was what I was going to point out… the addition of tonic water to any drink will make it glow under UV light (black lights). There’s nothing like handing a friend a drink that’s glowing and asking them to trust you.

      1. Simon says:

        There’s nothing like handing a friend a drink that’s glowing WITH A DRY ICE PELLET IN IT and asking them to trust you :)

        My first though when reading this post was about tonic water glowing under UV too actually. I take my tonic water neat!

  2. cde says:

    I wonder if the Ballantine’s bottle is an actual graphic sound display, or if it just uses pre-determined lightup patern. If its the former, I’m buying a bottle or three, getting plastered on the wisky, and then turning the bottle into a nano-itx pc with a builtin, working equalizer graph. If its the latter, eh.

  3. cde says:

    I wonder if the Ballantine’s bottle is an actual graphic sound display, or if it just uses pre-determined lightup patern. If its the former, I’m buying a bottle or three, getting plastered on the wisky, and then turning the bottle into a nano-itx pc with a builtin, working equalizer graph. If its the latter, eh.

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