‘8 Ball’ – The Drink (2003)
Problem: Drinks are all the same. You look at the label, decide what you want, open the cap take a gulp. Where’s the fun in that?
Idea: Take a base flavor alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink (such as an lemonade) in a standard 375ml bottle, but with a twist. Each bottle ‘lid’ has a flavour ball hidden inside it. The reason it is called ‘8 Ball’ (aside from being a reference to pub pool) is that there are 8 flavors: Strawberry, Lemon/Lime, Orange, Blueberry, Etc, & Cola (the black ball).
The game element comes from the server of the drink - if the black ball drops into the drink, the drink is free or a prize is awarded (a 1 in 8 chance).
Background: As some of you may know, in a past life I was a Disc Jockey, then nightclub marketer then nightclub designer/manager.
During my tenure at Jooce Nightclub (from 1992 – 1997) there was a bit of a boom in new drinks being brought to the market, exploding pretty much from the introduction of an alcoholic soda called ‘Sub Zero’ (by CUB)
The huge popularity of Sub Zero led to a huge range of alcoholic soda’s being brought to market in a large variety of flavours and interesting packaging.
Around the same time, Tooheys brought ‘Duff Beer’to the market. Despite being little more than an existing beer (Longbrew) with ‘Simpsons’ packaging, the beer was extremely popular (that was until Fox forced them to withdraw it from the market - it wasn’t an official licensed product after all).
All of these new drinks coming to market got me thinking about creating some innovative drinks of my own. As it turned out I created 5 drinks, 1 of which I called 8-Ball (I may add the other 4 to this site in the future).
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Based on a work at whodeani.com.