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Exploding Mixed Drinks in Ultra Slow-Motion [Video]

What do you get when you mix fire, hammers, cocktails, and a video camera capable of recording over 5,000 frames per second? This hypnotic video of martini-fueled mayhem.

We’re admitted suckers for slow motion of all stripes. This video, recorded with one of Vision Research’s Phantom Cameras, captures splashing, smashing, and burning cocktails at 5000-8900 frames per second–by contrast standard video is a mere 30 frames per second.

Have a sweet slow motion video to share? Throw a link in the comments.

Phantom Cocktails [via The Kitchn]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/2/11

Comments (8)

  1. George Denniston

    Great video… Awful music

  2. beep54

    Same here. Couldn’t watch it with that f***ing sound (refuse to call it music).

  3. Allan E.

    I am glad to see that I am not the only one who stopped trying to watch this because of the horrible sound track. Way too many videos posted on the internet are ruined this way.

  4. Mike

    Beastie Boys are excellent. Could have been a lot worse.

  5. Fred

    Why? I mean seriously, why ?

  6. Roi

    I actually liked that music. Great video!

  7. Beverly Kurtin

    Had to mute the sound; terrible. The video part was interesting but…why bother?

  8. dima

    Why would anyone put this kind of music in this video? It is awful

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