Are you a gin and tonic kind of gal? Or maybe rum and coke lovin’ dude? Most people have their favorite cocktails that they enjoy after work or on the weekends — or maybe you’re a bit adventurous and like to try new things, not stay with the same old comfort drinks again and a again.
That’s where molecular mixology comes in! With molecular mixology you can drink a drink, or smell a drink, or infuse a drink, or even vaporize a drink for a cool new way to get your buzz on. They’re beautiful and weird, and they taste pretty good, too. It’s a whole new way to explore flavor and taste, with crazy variations on old favorites as well as brand-new cocktails appearing everyday. And they’re pretty fun to make, too! Here are nine chemistry-inspired cocktails to try at your next party.
1.) Inside-Out Bloody Mary
Do brunch justice with this unique take on a Bloody Mary. Make your Bloody Mary mix first and freeze it in ice cube trays. Pour vodka over the cubes and as the ice melts, the ingredients mix right before your eyes! See the in-depth details here.
2.) La Llorona Martini
Named after a Hispanic American folklore legend, this martini features Pisco Brandy, lemon and lime juice, and dry ice. Get all the details here.
3.) Blueberry Martini Jell-O Shots
This classy Jell-O shot is for all of you martini lovers out there. These are made by adding gelatin to a martini and then putting the mix in an ice cube tray for it to fully solidify.
4.) Don Julio Kaffir Margarita
This unusual cocktail is served in a frozen kaffir lime that’s been cut into the shape of a shot glass and filled with lime-infused tequila. Find the step-by-step here.
5.) The Bramble Cocktail Gel
Forget what you know about Jell-O shots. These grown-up versions are made using Plymouth Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Find the how-to here.
6.) Cocktail in an Ice Sphere
While this is a very complicated drink to make, the experience of drinking it more than makes up for the process. After the sphere freezes, your cocktail of choice is then injected into it with a syringe. Finally, you can either let it melt or crack it open with a special hammer.
7.) White Sangria in Suspension
Really wow your guests with this gravity-defying drink. One key ingredient makes this sangria especially cool. Check out the details here.
8.) Bohemian Cocktail
Like most people, you may have daydreamed about all the different things you can add bacon to. Here’s a new one. This cocktail is made with homemade bacon-infused bourbon. Find the recipe here.
9.) Carbonated Mojito Spheres
Mojitos are sweet and delicious drinks, but these aren’t what you’re used to sipping – they’re better. The spheres take 24 hours to make and include complex ingredients such as calcium lactate gluconate. Find out how to make them here.
10.) Alien Brain Hemorrhage
This awesome and delicious drink is made by layering Irish cream on top of peppermint schnapps and adding drops of grenadine.