I made the Japanese language press in Vietnam… Above is a snapshot of the original. Following is a translation of the article courtesy of the writer, Ayako Ishikawa.
Art of Drink
Journey to Undiscovered World:
Molecular Mixologist – Mr. Richard McDonough
Recently I heard about a British “Molecular Mixologist” who offers futuristic cocktail in luxury hotel restaurants and private parties for executives.
What is mixologist? Unlike bartender, a mixologist prepares any house-made syrups, tinctures, or other ingredients, therefore he is also called “bar chef”. Molecular Mixologist mix cocktail ingredients on the molecular level using the scientific techniques and tools, such as centrifuge and nitrous oxide, liquid nitrogen etc…
Luckily I had a chance to taste the futuristic cocktail of Mr. Richard McDonough. Here are some “Molecular” cocktails that knocked on the door of my heart! (for more info: www.moodtherapist.com)
Experience of Princess Ann
Cachaca based sparkling cocktail, blended with clarified peach juice, Phu Quoc pepper tincture, tartaric acid, lactic acid.
Fusion of fruity peach and tangy pepper gives very “sexy” impression. This refreshing cocktail captures the essence of joyful summer. It is a color of peachy sunset sky. Very romantic one!
Luxury of Caribbean Cruise
“Maroued on a Dessert Island”
Rum-based bittersweet dessert cocktail, blended with Marou chocolate cocoa-nibs and homemade vanilla butter syrup. Combined with fresh lime scent, rich cocoa aroma brings extremely sensual flavor. Touch of the earthy soil, wind and sun of tropical island takes you to the Caribbean beach. Enjoy the crystal clear blue sky and sea.
A regal experience you’ll savor!
Rose petal extract flavored with pink peppercorn , Campari, sweet vermouth and gin
This is a decadent treat for your senses! Fragrant rose with herbal kick guide you to the Medieval Europe. Take a leisurely walk on stone‐paved road in 16th century of Italy, have a look cathedral of Renaissance!!