Drunk Prometheus. He stole fire from the gods, mixed it into a mojito, and drank it. We mortals can achieve the same effects without incurring any heavenly wrath. Today we’re going to show you a simple method to add a little savory char to your drink.[jump]
It’s Friday afternoon, you’ve made it through the long week, and it’s time for Happy Hour, Gizmodo’s weekly booze column. A cocktail shaker full of innovation, science, and alcohol. Anyone got a light?
There are ton of ways to flavor your drinks with fire. For example, our friends at Booker and Dax in NYC use a 1,500 degree red hot poker to make their drink The French Colombian. They really let it flame for a while. “But wait,” you drinkers cry in horror. “That’s burns off the alcohol!” Yes, it burns off some of the alcohol. That’s kind of the point. This allows them to use more spirit. Alcohol overwhelms your taste buds. By burning some of it off, it reveals the flavors in the spirit (Pernod, in this case). So you add more flavor without making it an alcohol punch to the face.