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Bizarre Manly Flavored Cocktails

'Lickable Skin' Tastes Like a Freshly Shaven Smoker

— October 18, 2013 — Lifestyle
Unconventional artist Bart Hess has concocted a drink entitled 'Lickable Skin' for the NYC Museum of Sex's new bar 'Play.' The drink was born out of a continuous experimentation with liquids that include Lady Gaga-endorsed slime art and a stylistic shaving video. Hess's cocktail is not your typical fruit medley; the cocktail is made to taste like "kissing a man who has just shaved and smoked a cigarette."

The cocktail is filled to the brim with a thick, opaque white liquid that requires licking or slurping to avoid sloshing out of the glass.

Of his creation, Hess says, “The whole experience should be this point where you want to lick it, but you’re not really sure if you want to. I was going for a sensation that you can’t really explain." Hess continued to say that he enjoys playing with the sensation of "feeling awkward," and this drink definitely invokes an awkward sensation, as well as an extremely original taste.
Trend Themes
1. Unconventional Cocktails - Opportunity for bars and restaurants to differentiate themselves by offering unique and experiential drinks made of unexpected ingredients.
2. Sensory Experience - Opportunity for industries like hospitality and entertainment to incorporate multisensory experiences to enhance customer engagement and brand identity.
3. Artistic Food and Beverage - Opportunity for artists and creatives to collaborate with the food and beverage industry to create innovative and visually appealing food and drink concepts.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality - Hotels, bars and restaurants can create unique customer experiences by incorporating unconventional cocktails and sensory elements in their offerings.
2. Entertainment - Nightclubs, theaters and theme parks can create immersive experiences for their guests by incorporating multisensory elements like unconventional cocktails and other experimental drinks.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can collaborate with the food and beverage industry to create unique and visually appealing culinary experiences and drinks like the Lickable Skin cocktail.
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