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Martini with a twist: edible gin paper

We've seen booze-y caviar, alcoholic foam and whipped cream packed with liquor, but now there's another weird way we can get our alcoholic intake: Gin paper. And yes, that means parchment you can actually scribble on -- and then eat.

The spiritous sheet was invented accidentally by Ryan Moore, executive sous chef at Washington D.C.'s Rogue 24, while he worked alongside bartender Gina Chersavani at Manhattan's LTO, who created a film by heating cellulose and gin. When it cooled, it behaved like paper -- edible paper that tastes like gin.

Chersevani and Moore say they're working on tequila and absinthe paper, as well as parchment made from bitters to be tucked in with gin paper and folded into a martini. They also envision the stuff serving as cocktail napkins, coasters and garnishes in a bar.

And say you use it to pen a love note -- and phone number -- for an attractive patron down the bar? Well, if you're rejected, at least you'll be able to literally eat your words.

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