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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