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