IFST Event: Chemistry of Cocktails video recording

A fun and informative seasonal event; a revival of a popular roadshow adapted for online participation under the present circumstances. Steve Pearce, CEO, Omega Ingredients and master flavour maker, presented the history of cocktails from prohibition to modern-day influences. He described what makes a good cocktail combination, to get the balance of flavour just right and what small errors can result in a disastrous cocktail. The effects of the density of ingredients and whether to shake or stir individual mixtures were also covered. Steve showed his own twist on the Bloody Mary (the Bloody Samurai), and finishes with his show-stopping “Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster”, inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In addition to discussing some case studies, there was an opportunity to taste samples of commercially available, ready-made cocktails during the lecture.

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