The Museum of Sex has opened its own cocktail bar with rotating artist-designed drinks, and one of the first is called Lickable Skin. It's meant to taste like kissing an older man who has just shaved and smoked a cigarette.
"I like to play with the notion of being awkward and the sensation of awkwardness," its creator, Dutch artist Bart Hess, told Hyperallergic. This is the first food art that Hess has created, although he said that he "always lets the material decide which discipline he will work in." The drink is part of his ongoing interest in liquids, which manifests in experiments with "slime art" (including in a Lady Gaga video), forming hot wax in water, and in videos like "Shaved," playing in the new bar.
Because there's room in this nation for more than one questionable milkshake combination, the Red Robin burger chain has unleashed a wine-and-fruit milkshake upon its spring menus: According to a press release, the Mango Moscato Wine Shake combines Moscato, SKYY Infusions Moscato vodka, mango puree, and vanilla soft-serve ice cream, in what the restaurant is calling a foray into "unique mixology."
In the never-ending quest to create a hangover-proof booze, a team of Australian researchers have developed a beer that rehydrates you as you drink, thanks to a healthy serving of electrolytes. Think of it as beer-flavored Gatorade—only less disgusting, presumably.