Walk into a restaurant kitchen these days, and you might think that you accidentally stumbled into Q’s laboratory full of high-tech gear for James Bond. There are cutting-edge apparatuses that resemble futuristic ray guns, intricate torture devices and even high-end bongs. These culinary contraptions would have made Rube Goldberg proud, but they’ll also make you some of the most surprising dishes and drinks around.
The gadget: Macallan Ice Ball Machine
What it’s used for: The Jessie Clark cocktail made with chamomile-infused scotch, mandarin marmalade, and chocolate bitters.
Why it’s awesome: It creates a perfect icy sphere, which melts slower than traditional cubes. This way your drink is chilled out without getting watered down.