August 19th, 2013
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Today, August 19, the world's top bartenders will compete at the International Bartender's Association's World Cocktail Championship in Prague, shaking, stirring, pouring and flaring in their attempts to make 2013's best cocktail.

To mark the occasion, we've found 12 weird and wonderful cocktails worth seeking out.

There are apparently only two Cointreau Caviar Spherification Kits in Australia, and the Rabbit Hole Bar has one of them.

This magical piece of kit allows mixologists to create pearls of booze that burst in the mouth.

"I love the different reactions you receive from first-time patrons when you bring it to the table," says Matthew Smith, assistant manager at the Rabbit Hole Bar.

Barmen use sodium alginate, calcium lactate and the spherification kit to create balls of Cointreau.
Other cocktails served include a "Jellied G & T" - a jelly cube of Hendricks' gin.

Rabbit Hole Bar, 82 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000; +61 02 8084 2505; Doug Laming's Margarita: $11

Get the rest of the list at CNN Travel

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  1. Shirley U Jest

    Cointreau Caviar Spherification Kits and alcohol? Shades of Tobiko Batman, I want one.
    Camel milk cocktails? That's baby food.
    Sour toe cocktail would fit right in a bar that serves pickled pigs feet.
    Using miniature toilets as a serving vessel is sooooo 80ish. Think punk.
    Wakey Wakey is just a progression of todays view where one has to stack the main course and side dishes on the salad to meet the proper plating standard. I'll stick to the tried and true like opening with a bloody mary and a tex-mex breakfast.
    The triple test tube cocktail looks like it would attract the goth crowd.

    Fun article. I usually skip click-through stupid things – I don't like the PI metrics that are taken from these. The caption and subject matter was a good hook.

    August 20, 2013 at 11:06 am |
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