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Nov. 27, 1956 E. FLASNUCKER 2,771,913
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signor to Erven Lucas Bols, Incorporated, Englewood, N. J a corporation of Delaware Application February 23, 1955, Serial No. 490,064
3 Claims. (Cl. 141-9) This invention relates to a method and means for mixing beverages, and more particularly to the mixing of a multi-colored beverage of the type generally known in the trade as a pousse-caf. Such a drink consists of a number of differently-colored liquid ingredients which are, by careful disposition Within a glass, arranged to rest one upon another without material inter-mixture, so that the effect of a plurality of bands or stripes of color within the glass is attained.
In order to secure this effect, the usual procedure is to superimpose the various types of cordials upon each other by the careful use of a spoon, with great care being exercised to avoid intermixture of the cordials, and with the liquor such as cognac added last to dispose the same at the top of the glass. The care required to produce the desired multi-colored effect is exceptional; the production of the drink requires time, and carelessness and excessive speed in pouring the ingredients into the glass often results in the various types of cordials running together and forming a mixture which could not be sold.
It is an object of the invention to provide a device by means of which a drink of this character can be easily and speedily produced and without requiring skill on the part of the user. It is an object of the invention to provide a glass-filling device by means of which the various cordials as poured into the glass, are first conveyed to the bottom thereof and caused to elevate those which preceded them into the glass, and in a manner to avoid intermixture so that the resultant beverage presents the aspect of a multi-colored fluid in which the several colored portions thereof are retained in their separated condition.
With these and other objects to be hereinafter set forth in view, I have devised the arrangement of parts to be described and more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto.
In the accompanying drawing, wherein an illustrative embodiment of the invention is disclosed,
Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view through the bowl portion of the filling device;
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the filling tube, and
Fig. 3 shows the filling device in position on a cordial glass.
The device includes a pouring bowl or funnel member 1, formed with an integral funnel-shaped bottom 2 to which is attached a central, downwardly-extending sleeve 3. At 4 is shown a filling tube, which is of such a diameter that it can be slidably fitted within the sleeve 3 on the pouring bowl 1. The filling tube 4 is split downwardly for a substantial distance, from its upper end as indicated at 5, resulting in the splayed ends 6 on the tube. These spread-end portions 6 tend to spring apart to a limited extent and provide a spring action which causes this split end of the tube to be springingly held within the sleeve 3 so that the tube 4 will not fall out of the bowl member 1 when the same is lifted from the top of the glass or other receptacle in which the drink is being produced. At its lower end the tube 4 is formed with a number of small notches 7 out of which the liquors can flow laterally into the glass along the bottom thereof.
Since the tube 4 is slidable within the sleeve 3, it can be adjusted longitudinally therein to reach the bottoms of glasses of various heights while the bowl 1 rests upon the rim of the glass, substantially as shown in Fig. 3. While I have herein suggested that the filling tube 4 he slid down through the interior of the sleeve 3, a tube might be fitted on the outside of the sleeve 3, or in fact, the sleeve 3 might be made of the proper length so that the same will reach to the bottom of the glass, thus eliminating the need for a separate tube such as shown at 4.
In using the improved filling device, the bowl member l is placed on the upper rim of the cordial glass 8, so that the sleeve 3 extends down centrally into the glass. The filling tube 4 is inserted through the sleeve 3 to bring its lower notched end 7 into contact with the bottom of the glass as shown in Fig. 3. Now the filling of the glass with the mixed beverages is begun according to predetermined selection. The lightest liquid is deposited first and when it is poured into the bowl 1, the liquid will enter down the split 5 and through the tube 4- to reach the bottom of the glass and flow thereinto. This is followed in turn by the heavier alcohol types, dependent upon the alcoholic content of each cordial. The various cordials are indicated at 9, 1t), 11, 12 and 13, and as each enters the glass at the bottom thereof, it will elevate the previously-deposited liquors without causing any material intermixing of the same.
After the various cordials have been deposited in the glass in the manner described, the filler tube 3 is removed and the bowl lifted from the glass. The drink is now ready for service and is served with a straw for sipping.
The bowl portion 1 and the attached sleeve 3 can be made of metal or plastic, and the tube 3 can be also made of similar material. Such devices are useful in bars, restaurants, hotels and cafes and in the home.
Having described a single embodiment of the invention, it is obvious that the same is not to be restricted thereto, but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within the scope of the annexed claims.
What I claim is:
1. A filling device for multi-colored beverages comprising, a bowl of larger diameter than a drinking glass and having an under surface adapted to rest upon the top of a drinking glass, said bowl having a central, downwardly-extending fixed sleeve, a tube slidably fitted within the sleeve and reaching and resting on the bottom of the glass, the lower end of the tube being notched and the upper end of the tube being split whereby liquids poured into the bowl will reach the interior of the tube through the split portion thereof and will pass down through the tube and flow laterally through the notched lower end on the bottom of the glass.
2. A filling device as provided for in claim 1, wherein the tube is adjustable lengthwisely through the sleeve to thereby reach the bottoms of glasses of various heights, the split portion of the tube springily fitting within the sleeve so that the bowl and tube can be simultaneously lifted from the top of the glass.
3. The method of producing a drink composed of a References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Dineen July 31, Moore Nov. 1, Crane Nov. 29, Breiel Ian. 31, Orme Apr. 24,