Following successful stops in Vancouver and Buenos Aires, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour is taking its show on the road once again, this time to one of the largest and most culturally rich cities in the world: Mexico City. This three-day festival will feature renowned bartenders sharing their insights at a series of educational seminars by day as we dive into Mexico City’s rising cocktail scene by night. Join us in Mexico City in Spring 2015 to get a taste of what Tales of the Cocktail® is all about in a city you’ll never forget.
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Monday, April 20 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
New Techniques in the Bar, How to Use Them in your Bar Program

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New cocktail techniques are driven by the desire to have complete control over the flavor, texture, temperature, and dilution of the drinks we make. The key to using these techniques well is to understand when and why to use them, how they work, and how they fit into a traditional bar program. We will look at several techniques through the lens of Olmeca Altos, and see how they let us highlight the spirit and the other ingredients to best advantage:

Acid Correction –how to adjust the acidity of juices so they can be used in a cocktail the same way as lime and lemon juice. WE will make acid adjusted OJ and Grapefruit juice.
Milk Washing –how to remove astringency and soften flavors while producing a fantastic texture. We will show how to make a cocktail with hibiscus in a new way.
Carbonation –how to clarify juices and carbonate to get the best possible results.
Justino –Blending fruits and spirits in a blender then spinning them in a centrifuge creates a marriage of flavors possible no other way, allowing you to deliver flavors that are unique to your bar program.
Liquid Nitrogen –Why to use it, and what to stay away from.
Nitro Muddling –How to make the brightest, freshest, and most vibrant herb cocktails.

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Dave Arnold

Dave Arnold grew up in the New York area and graduated from Yale University with a degree in philosophy. He began tinkering with restaurant equipment after earning his MFA from Columbia University’s art school. Initially he customized equipment for use in his art projects, but after... Read More →

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Don Lee

designer • technologist • philosopher • educator, cocktailkingdom.com
Don Lee is a Southern California expatriate now residing in NewYork City. He left his respectable career in IT to pursue his passion for food and cocktails. He opened PDT (Please Don’t tell) as the Beverage Director in 2007 and started the hard spirits program for Momofuku. Don... Read More →


Monday April 20, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Don Alberto II- Hilton Reforma AV. JUAREZ #70. COLONIA CENTRO, Mexico City

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