Making the perfect cocktail can be as simple as using the best ingredients and a time-tested recipe... or you can utilize the latest technology to get an even better result. Let us show you how an advanced mindset can improve every drink you make, even if you don’t have a centrifuge in your kitchen.
Balancing Act introduces you to the wide world of technology and techniques that the world’s best bartenders use to create cocktails that go above and beyond the standard home bartender. And the best part? We send the results of all that hard work right to you, in the kits that come with your ticket. Join us as we see just how deep this rabbit hole goes.
Every episode of Balancing Act focuses on one technique that will help you boost your home cocktail game to a whole new level — clarification, rapid infusing, and more. We show you how the pros do it, using the full suite of fancy toys that modern bartenders rely on: centrifuges, iSi canisters, refractometers… then, we show you how to achieve something similar using basic equipment you already have at home.
Your Participant ticket includes a kit with some examples of that episode’s technique, plus materials to make your own version at home.
May 4, 9:00 EST: Not Not a Margarita. Ever find yourself hankering for something that's not a Margarita but also not, not? In this class Dave and Jack will walk you through three creative Margarita, and Margarita-adjacent cocktails, including a spiffy at home version of the nitro muddle. All just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Alcohol: tequila (preferably Altos Blanco), Cointreau.
June 3, 9:00 EST: A Better Blend. Whip out your blender and get ready to have some fun! In this class Jack and Dave will help you to create three deliciously surprising blended cocktails to rival the pros. Alcohol: white rum (preferably Flor de Cana), gin (preferably Tanqueray), sweet vermouth (preferably Dolin Rouge), Campari.
July 8, 9:00 EST: Bubble-matic for the People. Fizz! Bubble! Toil and trouble! Who doesn't have strong feelings about how they like their bubbles these days? In this episode we will explore different methods of carbonation and how they show up in different cocktail concoctions. Like science class, but with alcohol. Alcohol: champagne or cava of choice, white rum (preferably Flor de Cana), gin (preferably Tanqueray).