Mixology, what is it?

by | Jan 27, 2020 | Mixology

Malting

We are here in the first step of whisky making (see our article on this subject). Malting is the extraction of starch from cereals. We talk about barley because it is the ingredient of Single Malt but it is quite possible to malt wheat, rye or buckwheat. 4 steps for...

Irish Coffee

A must-have cocktail that never goes out of date! Synonymous with comfort in cold weather, Irish Coffee is best enjoyed during the long winter evenings propped up in the back of a soft armchair in the back room of a pub with vintage decor!

Brewing

Brewing, if you ask the question: what is whisky? The answer is simple: it’s the distillation of a beer! Simple question, simple answer but by the way, how do you make a beer?

Alcoholic fermentation

Alcoholic fermentation is relatively simple: it is the sugar that is in the brew, which will be transformed into alcohol.

The different types of whisky

The types of whisky : Single Malt, Blend, Scotch … for beginners who want to come in the universe of whisky, it is not uncommon to be a little lost when you start to look at what exists in "Whisky". A little reminder on the different types of whisky and their names,...

Why our still doesn’t look like a still

In the world of distilling not all stills are made equal. So why didn’t we go for a “traditional” copper one? Find out in this article.

Gin Basil Smash

Gin Basil Smash is for lovers of gin and… basil. This very fashionable cocktail was created in 2008 by Jörg Meyer at the Lions Bar in Hamburg.

Ice Ball

Ice ball is not just an ice cube! Contrary to what you might think, whisky and ice do not necessarily go well together. At the risk of attracting the wrath of purists, ice can exalt certain aromas of whisky.

Mizuwari

Mizuwari is a mixture of whiskey, its double volume of water and ice (s). The name of this cocktail speaks volumes about its “genre” since it literally means “mixed with water”.

Gin and Tonic : history and recipe

Today there are a large number of relatively simple Gin Tonic derivatives and mixologists like that !

During your evenings or even during your wanderings in trendy districts where trendy bars and clubs display the word “Mixology“. This term has been coming to you for a few years now. Sounding rather scientific, we hesitate sometimes to get into the understanding of this strict word !

Mixology, this is the art of “mixing”. It’s the use and mixing of alcohol with other ingredients to create and invent cocktails! We no longer speak of a Barman or Barmaid but of a mixologist. This change of name in the profession is not only due to a simple fashion or marketing move, but seeks out the notion of creativity. The more creative your mixologist is, the more he will be able to make you original cocktails.

The mixologist is a bit of a cocktail “chef”. We could even dream of a Michelin guide for cocktail bars, in any case awards in the image of the Michelin stars. You will understand it is a real job. It is not enough just to mix the ingredients, it is also necessary to know the secrets of the agreements between them! Yes, we find this notion of food and wine for example …

The invention of this term is relatively recent. It appeared on the side of New York bars in the 2000s. The history of the cocktail shows us that what is called mixology probably goes back much further in time.

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by | Jan 27, 2020

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