Molecular Mixology

If you love the finer things in life then you’ll probably like a drink but if you appreciate the difference that cream chargers can make to things then you’ll almost certainly want to go beyond simple cocktails and into the world of molecular mixology.

A good place to start would be Craft Cocktails the book is unashamedly written in a technical style – so if you like the cozy, simple life then this is not one for you…

On the other hand, if you really want to understand the why and how rather than just follow a recipe then this must be the book for you!

I got the book (as opposed to the kindle version) because I thought this was something that I’d need to study the graphs in and I was right – the simple graphics certainly illustrate the ideas well.

On the other hand it would be good to be able to click through the references in the text for further reading.

There are plenty of recipes to illustrate the ideas – but this book really is about the ideas, I would even go so far as to say that the recipes are not the important bit – you can certainly find plenty of recipes here but they are lists of instructions wih no actual explanation of why it all works together.

Even if you have no interest in molecular mixology the explanations of how tastes and smells work together apply every bit as well to any style of cooking – eve simple salt has many more facets to it than you probably thought. Greene Ice Cream is half way through the book – and when I get to the end then I will have a bit more to say on the matter!

craft cocktails at home
craft cocktails at home