While out in Dubai opening One & Only The Palm’s bars, I got my first taste of some Molecular Mixology. This¬†Cocktail R-Evolution Kit¬†(also listed as Molecule R in some places) is designed as a taster kit for experimenting with Molecular Cocktail recipes.

At One & Only The Palm, we were focusing mainly on flavoured foams, these are great for high volume use as they can be prepped ahead of time and kept in an ISI cream whipper charged with nitrous oxide in the fridge. These were thickened with Xanthan Gum (Xantana) and stabilised with Methyl Celulose (Metil).

This kit does not include cream whippers, though you can make some foams with the addition of a hand blender to the kit. So, lets take a look inside the Molecular Mixology kit.

Included in the Molecular Mixology Cocktail R Evolution kit:

  • A set of pipettes for traditional Spherification
  • A set or branded Precision measuring spoons
  • A slotted spoon for stirring and draining caviars
  • 10 sachets of Xanthan Gum
  • 10 sachets of Calcium Lactate
  • 10 sachets of Soy Lecithin
  • 10 sachets of Sodium Alginate
  • 10 sachets of Gelatin
  • A 30 recipe instructional DVD
  • A detailed instruction leaflet

Summary

I have to say I’m impressed on my first look at the Cocktail R-Evolution Kit, it’s really beautifully packaged and would make a perfect gift for almost any bartender or drinks enthusiast.

While this is only a first look, I can’t wait to try out some of the included recipes, and if you’re interested in adding some Molecular Mixology cocktails to your bar’s menu, this is a great place to start without investing in bulk powders before you know what you’re looking to sell.

This looks like the perfect kit for tinkerers and I can’t wait to get started with some of the featured drinks this weekend. Check back for updates or subscribe to the mailing list by requesting my 10 killer cocktails eBook for free!

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