The 'Vocktail' Makes Plain Water Taste Like a Cocktail

 - Nov 11, 2017
References: dl.acm.org & psfk
The Vocktail, or the virtual cocktail, takes the form of a shapely glass with LED lights that transforms the experience of drinking water into one that feels like an indulgent drinking experience.

The Vocktail by Nimesha Ranasinghe uses lights to color the liquid inside of the glass, which plays a role in transforming one's sense of taste. To amplify this effect, the glass also boasts the ability to emit scents to deepen the illusion. Finally, the glass also includes electrodes on its rim, which have the ability to alter the taste of a substance when it touches the tongue.

Beyond just being a novel invention, the Vocktail has the potential to introduce new possibilities for non-drinkers, as the unique drinking experience has the potential to make something as simple as drinking water feel inclusive like never before.