While I was in Sydney for the Bacardi Legacy global cocktail competition earlier this year, I checked out a bunch of the bars. Here is a write-up of just one neighborhood's best cocktail options.
Do spirits change in the bottle? Yes they do, and so much depends on the type/size of the bottle and where it's kept. Here is the science on the subject as learned in a seminar at Tales of the Cocktail.
I was sent a sample of a new carbonation device called the Bonne O, and in trying it out I had a lot of questions about how it worked. That lead to a conversation with its founder and a Saturday morning spent doing math.
For a seminar on Prehistoric Cocktail Technology that I gave at Tales of the Cocktail in 2015, I explained how self-carbonating tablets work. I conducted a lot of home experiments with various fizzing ingredients. Here is what I found.
Citrates are an approximation of sour mix: sugar and citrus combined, but in a form that is predictable, reproducible, and stable. They start with an oleo saccharum (citrus peels and sugar), then add other acids and mouthfeel agents.
Today Drinks International has for the first time ever released the 51rst through the 100th Best Bars in the World, as chosen by more than 400 international expert voters.