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New Technique: Pressure Pickle and the Cucumber Martini

August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · cocktails, vacuum infusion

by Dave Arnold If you have a chamber vacuum sealer, you can use the vacuum to do a kind of rapid pickling, forcing a liquid (such as gin) into a solid (such as cucumber). If you don’t have a chamber vacuum sealer, that’s been a hard trick to pull off. I use an ISI whipper […]

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Star Chiefs –The Cocktail Demo with Recipes

September 29th, 2010 · 12 Comments · centrifuge, Chocolate, Clarification, cocktails, liquid nitrogen, Puffed Snack, rotovap, Tech Demo, Uncategorized, vacuum infusion

by Dave Arnold At this year’s Star Chefs conference I whipped up some beaver-flapper puffs for the crowd to munch on (see here for recipe), and Nils and I liquored everyone up with a passel of cocktails. Our 75 minute demo showcased three different techniques at three different attainability levels: rapid N2O infusion (within anyone’s […]

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Tech The Halls: Easy Holiday Cocktails and Treats

December 8th, 2009 · 14 Comments · cocktails

posted by Nastassia Lopez It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Holiday in the lab. A thick layer of liquid nitrogen has settled in, our intern Fabulous is canvassing local Christmas tree stands for fallen pine branches, and the drinks are flowing. Wednesday night Dave and Nils hosted the FCI holiday cocktail demo. They […]

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Cocktail Science: Does Crushed Ice Dilute More?

December 3rd, 2009 · 19 Comments · cocktails

posted by Dave Arnold      A while back we did a post on whether or not the type of ice you use in a shaker affects the dilution and temperature of your finished cocktail. Turns out it doesn’t (most of the time). For the nitty-gritty see here and here. Most people say, “Yeah, I know about […]

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Holiday Cocktail Course

November 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · cocktails

The alcohol has been flowing in the lab. The rotovap is working again, master bartender/mixologist/friend Tony Conigliaro is in town, and today we abused ourselves by tasting all of the horribly old liquor in Dave’s liquor cabinet. What we’re hinting at is: ********ANOTHER SHAMELESS PLUG FOR OUR CLASS************* Wednesday, December 2nd, from 6:30pm-8:30pm Dave and Nils […]

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Cocktail Science V: Ideal Dilution Through %ABV Blind Testing

October 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments · cocktails

posted by Nastassia Lopez Cocktail recipes specify ingredients and chilling technique, but they typically don’t tell you squat about the ideal amount of water added when you stir or shake with ice. Do drinks have an ideal dilution? We figured with the right people in the room we could probably find some consensus. We were […]

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Cocktail Science IV: All-Star Shake-off at Pegu Club Testing Shaking Differences Between Bartenders Qualitatively

August 19th, 2009 · 10 Comments · cocktails

posted by Dave Arnold This is the fourth Cocktail Science shaking post. The previous are: 1: Thermodynamics of chilling: why drinks get so cold 2: Temperature, Dilution, and Ice. 3: Why do my shaker cans get stuck together? We had established in Cocktail Science 2 that the type of ice (within reason) and the shaking […]

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More Cocktail Science: Why Do My Shaker Cans Get Sucked Together?

August 9th, 2009 · 14 Comments · cocktails

posted by Dave Arnold  You’ve no doubt noticed that when you properly shake an alcoholic drink, the parts of your shaker are drawn tightly together by an internal vacuum force.  Why does this happen and how big is the force? A couple of cool things are happening when you shake.  First, the air that’s in your […]

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Tales of The Cocktail: Science of Shaking II

July 24th, 2009 · 60 Comments · cocktails

posted by Dave Arnold As I mentioned in my last post: Last week I participated in a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail entitled The Science of Shaking. The panel was put together by moderator Eben Klemm (head of bar programs for the B. R. Guest restaurant empire, well-known innovative cocktail guy, and former biologist) […]

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Cocktails: The Science of Shaking

July 22nd, 2009 · 21 Comments · cocktails

Posted by Dave Arnold Last week I participated in a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail entitled, “The Science of Shaking.” The panel was put together by moderator Eben Klemm (head of bar programs for the B. R. Guest restaurant empire, well-known innovative cocktail guy, and former biologist) with Alex Day (famed bartender from Death […]

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