ADDICTION MIXOLOGY

Addiction Mixology
Mixology, food classes, Turbo Sonic Mixer, InstaFoam, modern day TONICS, POTIONS, and ELIXERS

designed to enhance the enjoyment of spirits, wine and food. 

 

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Addiction Mixology 2016

It's been quite a year so far. Let's start with the Golden State of Cocktails in January, where I taught The Pharmacology of Flavor: Part II Flavor Synergy and Mood Manipulation. Many attendees from last year returned and it was great to hear their enthusiasm as they told me about how they had applied the concepts from the 2015 talk.

Then on to Las Vegas for the Nightclub and Bar Show where I gave a 3 hour master class on Flavor Synergy and Mood Manipulation through Sonic Mixology. Attendees got to taste the difference in making infusions, syrups with the Flavor Reactor and experience the debut of Umami Drops, the first flavor modifier that not only makes every cocktail delicious but gets you salivating and hungry at the same time. Then individuals entered The Cocktail Matrix and learned how to create and adjust recipes for the maximum flavor impact.

Nightclub and Bar Show Pro Workshop Class 2016

 Roy Porter teaching Sonic Mixology with the Flavor Reactor to attendees

Roy Porter teaching Sonic Mixology with the Flavor Reactor to attendees

After a short breather, we were on to the National Restaurant and Bar Show in Chicago. Our booth looked out on Lake Michigan with all the sailboats but we hardly got to enjoy the view as attendees kept checking out our products. We were even visited by Phil Wills, a well known face on Bar Rescue and Charles Joly.

Phil Wills, from Bar Rescue stopped by to sample Umami Drops and InstaFoam and play with the Cocktail Matrix

 Charles Joly sampled InstaFoam in a Whiskey Sour with Umami Drops

Charles Joly sampled InstaFoam in a Whiskey Sour with Umami Drops

 Silence before the storm at the National Restaurant and Bar Show

Silence before the storm at the National Restaurant and Bar Show

 Eli Munger,  CSI chemist pouring cantaloupe syrup made in the Flavor Reactor and Roy Porter serving whiskey sours made with InstaFoam and Umami Drops to attendees.

Eli Munger,  CSI chemist pouring cantaloupe syrup made in the Flavor Reactor and Roy Porter serving whiskey sours made with InstaFoam and Umami Drops to attendees.

Next up is the International Farm to Table event in New Orleans August 19-20 where I'll be teaching Sonic Mixology and presenting Flavor Synergy and Mood Manipulation. See you there!

 

18 Shades of Basil or Thoughts on My Class at the Golden State of Cocktails

It's always gratifying when you read someone's post about a class you taught and see that they "GOT IT!"  Maren Swanson has written an accurate summary of some of the key points of my class and I thought you might enjoy reading her blog "Pour Play", so skip right along to "18 Shades of Basil: Dr Larrian Gillespie on Scents, Sex and Cocktails" on her blog LiveHappyHour.com and see what you missed.

Golden State of Cocktails 2015 Scenes from The Pharmacology of Flavor

Here are some great shots taken by Allison Webber Photography during my class on the Pharmacology of Flavor at the Golden State of Cocktails in Los Angeles.

 Roy Porter making my introduction.

Roy Porter making my introduction.

 Getting ready to begin my class

Getting ready to begin my class

 Testing for Supertasters

Testing for Supertasters

Louis Anderman of Miracle Mile Bitters volunteered to demonstrate the effect of texture on our perception of flavor. No cheating!

 

Golden State of Cocktails Pernod Opening Party

What a great event last night! Pernod held an opening gala in the Fred Harvey Room at the beautiful Los Angeles Union Station. I met several of my old friends and made a few new ones and tasted exciting creations by many local mixologists. Looking forward to the beginning of the classes tomorrow. Again, there is a waiting list for my course, so sign up soon.

 Dr. Larrian Gillespie at the Pernod Opening Gala in the Fred Harvey Room, Union Station.

Dr. Larrian Gillespie at the Pernod Opening Gala in the Fred Harvey Room, Union Station.


Golden State of Cocktails: The Pharmacology of Flavor

The response to my class has been terrific, so they have moved my talk to a much larger room to accommodate all those wanting to take my course. Seating is still limited, so buy your tickets online at The Golden State of Cocktails now. Here'e a preview:

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

The Pharmacology Behind Creating Flavor-Addicting Cocktails $25

When applied molecular pharmacology meets flavor perception, the result is finding your cocktail creation’s “G spot” every time. Flavor Pairing (not to be confused with food matching) is a new field of culinary investigation focusing on combining dominant matched flavor compounds to intensify the taste experienced by the consumer. Pharmacology-based flavor pairings allow the bartender or drink engineer the ability to recreate and echo a flavor by combining chemical elements similar to that flavor. The upshot? Volatile aromatics become intensified in the retronasal or “flavor chimney” portion of the mouth. Experience the science behind creating bold flavors and how you can infuse these lessons into your next cocktail program. Aroma sensory testing included. Empire Room

 PS: That's me in the lower left corner at last year's event.

PS: That's me in the lower left corner at last year's event.

The Pharmacology of Flavor at The Golden State of Cocktails

Browsing through the photos/movie from last year's inaugural Golden State of Cocktails event, I discovered a nice segment shot during my attendance at Gaby Mlynarczyk's presentation.

Dr. Larrian Gillespie at 2014 Golden State of Cocktails

Looking forward to sharing more great times with everyone, so purchase your tickets now.

Golden State of Cocktails Presentation SOLD OUT!

My presentation at the Golden State of Cocktails in Los Angeles on January 29 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club has sold out. If you are interested in attending my session, please contact Geoff Nudelman ( geoff@goldenstateofcocktails.com) and request standby seating. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE: They have just added 30 more seats for a waiting list and may add an additional session so sign up NOW!

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