Your New Favorite Bar Trick: Swap Water for Whiskey

Ever wonder how layered drinks like the B-52 Cocktail achieve that beautiful striped effect? It’s not magic. In fact, it’s relatively simple science that plays off the density of each ingredient. The heaviest liquor goes in first and then — one by one — you float the lighter liquors on top.

Using this same principle, English magician and card-shark Simon Lovell shows off a party trick involving a shot of whiskey and a shot of water. Watch the video below, and you’ll be blinding your pals with science tonight.

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