Upcoming Class in High Tech Cocktails

I’ve been slow to get behind the whole “molecular mixology” movement. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that a big part of my mission is to help make the creation of quality, classic cocktails accessible to the home bartender. But anyone who knows me also knows that I’m a hardcore geek. I like gadgets, tools and technology. And that’s why I’ll be going to the Holiday Cocktail class at the International Culinary Center, taught by Nils Norén and Dave Arnold, both of the French Culinary Institute. (I’ve mentioned Dave before – he co-presented the Science of Shaking class at Tales of the Cocktail.)

From the class description:

See innovative techniques, such as carbonation, rotary evaporation, and vacuum infusion, in action. And pick up handy low-tech bartender tricks to help you maximize cocktail taste and texture at home. On the agenda for the night: Nils’ take on traditional Swedish Glögg, a cutting-edge hot buttered rum, and cocktails flamed with the Red Hot Poker (a turbocharged electric rod Dave built for beverage ignition), along with festive snacks for the cocktail hour and a few other surprises.

Dave’s going to ignite cocktails with something called the Red Hot Poker. What other excuse could you possibly need?

Holiday Cocktails with Nils & Dave
December 2, 2009 6:30-8:30pm
462 Broadway at the corner of Grand Street in New York City

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
-Josh

One Response to “Upcoming Class in High Tech Cocktails”

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