Created for London Cocktail Week in partnership with cocktail legend Alex Kratena, the Glenlivet ‘Capsule Collection’ was a limited edition offering of whisky cocktails served in a seaweed-extract casing.
The edible ‘glassless cocktails’ were 23ml in size, described as fully biodegradable and provided what Glenlivet called the “perfect flavour-explosion” experience.
However, a slight misunderstanding about the fact they were a one-off, and the fact that the US is currently recovering from a 'Tidepod' craze, saw a media explosion as news outlets, bloggers and whisky fans across the pond rushed to deride the innovation.
Accusations ranged from pointing out that Glenlivet could accidentally be targeting children with them, through to purists commenting that it was a quick way for a classic Scotch to cheapen what is perceived as a high value product.
Now that the fuss has died down, the Youtube channel Cocktail Chemistry have created a video showing drinks fans how to create their own.
Posting with the clip, the team behind the channel wrote: "The internet has a strange fascination with consuming things in pod form, fortunately the tide has turned from laundry detergent to cocktails. Here I discuss the science behind 'reverse spherification', the technique used to create these fun cocktail pods that everyone is talking about."