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.
The process is simple. Put peeps in a jar, or in my a case a 7-cup bowl. I used 35 yellow chicks in one bowl, and 36 purple bunnies in the other. I know some people don't eat chicken so I wanted to give them options. Add 20 ounces of vodka to each and seal the lid. You can use more vodka or fewer peeps depending on the level of sugar desired. Stick it in the fridge for 36+ hours. Boom, Peeps vodka.