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Methyl Cellulose Foamer and Oleo-Based Lime Cordial from Andreas Sanidiotis

Andreas Sanidiotis, Head Bartender at Lost + Found Drinkery in Nicosia, Cyprus wrote in with a couple tips. Methyl Cellulose as a Foamer Instead of Eggwhites/Aquafaba For egg alternatives I used to use aquafaba and albumin but was not very pleased with either of those. Albumin gives off a weird egg smell after a while which can be very off-putting in cocktails. The same goes with aquafaba, it gives off a smell that does not necessarily compliment cocktails the way fresh egg white will do. On that note after some research and experimentation I stumbled upon Metilgel from SOSA, which... Read more →


Misc Tips from Luuk Gerritsen of Curacao

Luuk Gerritsen lives on Curacao and is the general manager of Kome. Some of the ideas below were developed at previous venues where Gerritsen worked, and he would also like to acknowledge Bar Manager Wesley Quinlan as partner in many of these recipes and procedures. Citrus Gerritsen says, "All our fresh juice will be frozen at the end of the night and agar-clarified the day after. [Agar clarification turns the juice clear and helps it last much longer.] We clarify and acidify citrus for bottled drinks. Also, blending it with a little zest can bring back the aroma." They freeze... Read more →


Preparing Dried Chickpeas for Hummus and Aquafaba from Fatima Hite-Igras of Palm House SF

The following is the preparation of chickpeas for aquafaba and for hummus (or whatever else you use cooked chickpeas for), from Fatima Hite-Igras , the Bar Director/General Manager of Palm House in San Francisco. I have used Aquafaba. I make it from dried chickpeas and we have used the chickpeas for hummus. It lasts about 3-5 days. We would usually make quite a bit since it takes at least a day to make. I have frozen in quart containers in the past and it preserves it and works just as well after defrost or if not better. Below is the... Read more →