Saw some water drop shots online and decided to give it a try.
Operating room - IV bag (sandwich bag with hole in corner, filled with water, hanging from light fixture), high intensity lights (flash, off camera), wireless controller for flash, 8 1/2 x 11 paper, cooking oil, wine etc.
Instruments - DSLR, 55 to 300 lens with extension tubes to shorten minimum focus, remote shutter control, tripod.
Prognosis - fun and surprising results. Will do more complex trials soon.