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Molecular Mixology Masterclass by Johnson Kinsey



Johnson Kinsey, the highly acclaimed mixologist from Australia is currently touring Bangalore. I happened to meet him at the High Ultra Lounge for a session of Molecular Mixology. 
Here's a photo tour..


High Ultra Lounge is located on the 31st floor of the World Trade Center, Bangalore. The view from the high altitude is amazing. When I reached there, the evening sky was oozing with drama...


I sat there sipping a raspberry cooler, watching the deepening dusk...


Even the birds seemed to like it...


Johnson Kinsey was demonstrating Molecular Mixology. Molecular mixology is a process of creating cocktails by playing with the density and viscosity of fluids. Eye of Bangalore is what Johnson named his first cocktail of the day.  He uses a calcium lactate bath for spherification...



The Cointreau poured into the bath reacts with the calcium, making a sphere of liquid with a gel membrane...



The sphere is rinsed in water to remove the saltiness of calcium lactate...



A syringe is filled with Currant Vodka and Citrus Vodka with Pearl dust...


The same is carefully injected into the sphere...


Clear Currant Eyes of Bangalore is ready to be gulped...


Johnson got the inspiration for the next cocktail from the many Banyan trees he saw in Bangalore. The leaves of the Banyan tree shooter is made from Peach Schnapps...


A molecular mixology technique known as direct spherification is used to create alcoholic "worm" like roots to dangle. The roots are made from Gold Mango Vodka...


And here's the beautiful Banyan Tree shooter...



Champagne glasses lined up for the next cocktail, Snow Globe...




Delicate snow is created using berry flavored caviar made from direct spherification... 







The caviar is rinsed in water...








Caviar drizzling down the champagne like snow...



Here's the Snow Globe ready to be sipped...



Bangalore Traffic -  A shooter that visually represents the organized chaos of Bangalore traffic. Layering carefully, an invisible wall is created in the shot...


The traffic (Mango Vodka) will drip down and come to a halt at the invisible wall...


Here's the Bangalore Traffic shooter...



Buck Wheat noodles and grilled shrimp salad created by chef Rabi...


Liquid Nitrogen held at -180 degrees is used for the next cocktail...



Shark Bite combines two drinks in one by using liquid nitrogen at each stage. The ingredients used in the two concoctions are Vodka, Cointreau, Bacardi, Kokum juice, Cranberry juice and the Indian spice, Elaichi...

The blood thirsty shark ready to bite...


Liquid Nitrogen is harmless if you are careful. If it falls on your palm it doesn't stick and just goes off in the air as harmless Nitrogen gas...


Putting vodka and mint under high pressure, alcohol from the liquid is extracted which will be inhaled as an after dinner mint mist...


Inhaling a shot of the High Mint Inhaler...



With that we come to the end of a wonderful molecular mixology session. And here's our photo together...



Leaving you with the city lights as visible from the 31st floor...


25 comments:

  1. What a fantastic experience and photo shoot. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Certainly works of art, but the banyon tree mixer looks like an octopus and the something farther down looks like fish eggs.

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  3. High science! I wouldn't mind trying some "Eyes of Bangalore"! Great city lights shot.

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  4. Hello, what an interesting post. The Eyes are cool. Love the sky shot with the birds in flight. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Wow, that is all so fascinating! I had never heard of molecular mixology. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger's Pit Stop.

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  6. I would have to leave the drinks alone, but definitely enjoy the view.

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  7. Your participation this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' is highly appreciated. Thanks for linking in.

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  8. Wow, that's amazing. I love the Bangalore eye and the shark bite. They look great, and refreshing ;)

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  9. wow, that is really fascinating and very cool #openslather

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  10. A truely fascinating post and I would like to try one.Loved the sunset shot with the bird. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  11. Such lovely event to attend & that view is stunning! #photofriday

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  12. Fascinating!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/american-tobacco-campus-durham-nc.html

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  13. Amazing drinks. I never knew you could make drinks like this.

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  14. You get a drink and a show. Those drinks look fun.

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  15. I've been reading about liquid nitrogen being used for a variety of foods lately.

    All those cocktails look amazing.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  16. What an interesting post. Thanks for joining OYGIF. One of your photos will be featured this weekend. Hope you could drop by.

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  17. What an amazing photo essay.

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  18. This is too cool! My husband is a chemist, and I can't wait to show him.

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    1. Also, does this remind anyone else of Essence the molecular bar in the show Parks and Recreation?

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  19. This is amazing! Almost feels like something out of the future. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Jann

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  20. What an incredible process of making very unusual cocktails & great photos too Shiju. I asked my wife if she knew what a Molecular Mixologist was, being confident that she'd have absolutely no idea. Her reply: "It's a fancy bartender who makes special cocktails"
    Wife = 1
    Me = 0

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