A brief foray into CSS cocktails because… 2020
Earlier this year I first learned that pure CSS art was a thing, and it’s safe to say that my mind was officially blown. I didn’t know you could do so much with just…CSS?? (…and a little HTML, but mostly CSS!)
Pure CSS art by the incredibly talented Diana Smith
That would’ve been a lot easier. But instead, in keeping with the theme of 2020, I decided to go with… cocktails! 🍹🍸
I found this great CodePen of a gin and tonic by Suzanne Aitchison and decided to play around by turning it into another favorite summer drink: an Aperol Spritz.
CodePen by Suzanne Aitchison
I thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to turn this into a different cocktail, being that so much of the work was already complete (shoutout to that citrus she made!), but it was trickier than I thought.
First I figured that I would change the glass shape, since traditionally an Aperol Spritz is served in a wine glass. Then I changed the color of the drink to a Aperol-looking shade of red, and I turned the lemon slice into an orange with some simple hex codes. There was some trouble-shooting with the glass, yes, but it was still doable!
Then I realized: ice cubes. An Aperol spritz really needs ice cubes. This was a lot trickier. I tried Googling “CSS ice cubes” and without many results, there was a lot of trial and error bringing them to life. I also realized that one ice cube would never be realistic enough. There should be three ice cubes! I was able to copy what I did for ice cube #1, and play around with the position and rotation. I must say, rotating CSS ice cubes was pretty fun.
Last but not least, animated bubbles! (This is a fizzy drink after all.)
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