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Ultimate

First

Date

is an augmented reality (AR) enabled cocktail experience that pushes pairs of all kinds - friends, dates, spouses - to have a radically more intense, probing conversation about everything from God to eugenics. This mobile 'game', available via the Studio ATAO app, utilizes the phone as a way to increase facetime and engagement between people instead of detracting from it.

Demo & Customize

Ultimate First Date debuted as part of the Future of Cocktail special event at Food Loves Tech (November 2018) and was most recently shown at the Flavor Summit at the Culinary Institute of America (March 2020).

If you're interested in a demo of Ultimate First Date at your event or conference, please send us an email at hello@studioatao.org.

This experience is just the beginning of AR integrations for cocktails and bars. We can create a custom, white-labeled version of this interactive app for new activations for liquor brands, cocktail bars and more.

Please take a look at our formal Client Kit below for an overview of our services and schedule a time with our team to discuss further.

How It Works

The Ultimate First Date AR experience is triggered when your phone's camera scans a custom designed image. This can come in the form edible paper, edible printed foam or a printed coaster (see all below). The experience is extremely versatile and can be adapted to different environments and a wide variety of cocktails.

edible paper printed via InkEdibles

edible foam printed via Selffee

Once initiated, a series of 10 paper planes containing 10 different questions fly from the cocktail and land on the table and it's up to the user to select what level of difficulty to start the conversation. For the ultra-adventurous, a small bomb also appears later into the session with the option to really take things to the next level...

See it in action here:

download this coaster here

Studio ATAO augmented reality cocktail experience, "Ultimate First Date" in action