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Revellers toast cocktail cloud

The latest humidification techniques have been used to help a London bar to serve up gin and tonic in a ‘walk-in’ cocktail cloud for revellers.

A wall-mounted humidifier from JS Humidifiers is supplying the gin and tonic mix to a room decorated in the style of the inside of a cocktail including giant limes and massive straws.
The installation is part of the Alcoholic Architecture project by Bompas & Parr – the creative team behind Heston Blumenthal’s television series Feast.

Visitors must don protective suits, to prevent their clothing from becoming sticky, and can then lounge around in the mist-filled atmosphere consuming the gin and tonic through inhalation.

Visitors can stay for up to one hour with three sessions being run each evening.

The next Alcoholic Architecture evenings are running from Thursday April 23 to the Saturday April 25.

Creating the cloud:

Extensive research was undertaken into the health and safety implications of breathing alcohol in partnership with the University College London Hospital to establish safe levels.

Advice was also taken on the potential flammability of the atmosphere from chemical explosive experts.

Sam Bompass, Director at Bompass & Parr, said: ““We are very grateful to JS Humidifiers for all their assistance in helping us turn the initial concept of an alcoholic cloud into a reality.

'The humidifier has performed exceptionally throughout, which given its unusual application, is a credit to its engineering design.”

The Mistifier Plus humidifier from JS used to create the intoxicating atmosphere is more commonly employed to create the optimum humidity in manufacturing, agricultural and botanical applications.

It is a low energy, cold water spray humidifier that is wall-mounted and releases up to 6.5 litres of moisture per hour.

The Mistifier Plus normally incorporates automatic drain down cycles, to prevent the possibility of water stagnation, as well as silver ion dosing and anti-scale filters.

However, these safety features were obviously not required by the creators of the alcoholic cloud.