Podcast 34 How to Make Molecular Mojitos
On this week’s BartenderHQ.com Podcast we’re delving into the murky world of Molecular Mixology, specifically a Molecular Mojito.
What is a Molecular Mojito?
Molecular Mixology is a way of taking high end cooking techniques from Molecular Gastronomy and applying them to cocktails. We’re taking the core ingredients of a Mojito and playing around with some science lab techniques to essentially repackage the drink. In this case, we’re wrapping a shot of Mojito and a mint leaf in its own skin, so that no glass is required.
Its a very odd experience, but you put the Mojito ball into your mouth and bite it, bursting the skin and suddenly your mouth is filled with Molecular Mojito!
How do you make a Molecular Mojito?
The technique used is called reverse frozen spherification and essentially you make a Mojito, add one of the special ingredients and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Then, once frozen, the cubes are dropped into a bath of water with a second molecular ingredient added, which reacts with the first to create a gel skin over the cube, so as the ice melts you have a soft Molecular Mojito capsule!
These techniques can be used for many other recipes too, keep your eyes peeled for more soon!