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Lucas Bols Alcoholic Foam The Dutch spirits company Lucas Bols has introduced the world’s first alcoholic foam in the United States. The formula is contained in 200 ml bottles of three Bols liqueur flavor varieties: Blue Curaçao, Crème de Cassis and Amaretto. The pump affixes to the top of the bottle and, with quick little pumps, creates up to 2 liters of the fizzy foam. The suggested retail price is $17.99 per bottle. The product is now available in both the on- and off-trade channels across the U.S. “On hot or cold drinks, the foam will hold for a minimum... Read more →

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The LA Times reported yesterday that under a new food safety law in California, bartenders are required to wear gloves when handling garnishes. "Changes to the California Retail Food Code that went into effect at the beginning of 2014 require disposable gloves or utensils such as tongs, paper or scoops to be used when handling "ready-to-eat" foods, which include sushi, bread, deli meats and fresh fruit and vegetables. Basically, nothing that won't be cooked or reheated before it goes out to diners can be touched with bare hands." So I decided it was up to me to design some new... Read more →

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Today I'll link to two previous posts I did for Easter. The first is this colored ice that looks like Easter eggs, made with water balloons and food coloring. Go here to find out how I did it. If you're looking for a cocktail to use with this colored ice, may I suggest the Double Rainbow? And the second post was a use for bunny Peeps, because those things aren't really all that good to eat. The original post is here. Read more →

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Though dessert and pastry-flavored liqueurs are all the rage these days, I am amazed at the amount of alcoholic whipped cream products coming out. There are now at least two brands of whipped cream flavored vodka (Burnett's Whipped Cream flavored vodka and Pinnacle Whipped Vodka) and two brands of alcoholic whipped cream (Whipped Lightning and Cream Alcoholic Whipped Cream). I can imagine college bars will soon start serving shots of the whipped cream vodka with alcoholic whipped cream on top. Woooot! Read more →

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As part of the Bacardi Global Legacy Cocktail Competition, the ten competing bartenders underwent three days of education in London before flying to Barcelona for the big event. I was along for the ride. On our first day, Alex Kratena of the Artesian Bar at the Langham Hotel gave a talk on garnish. They have an extraordinary program that he shared with us. But since we all love ice here on Alcademics (see index of all of the ice experiments on Alcademics here), we'll start with that geekery first. At the Artesian they have two kinds of ice that are... Read more →

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