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Eat, Drink and Give Thanks

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

How creative you choose to be from behind the bar is up to you.

The glassware is ready and the accessories aren't far away whether you wish to add a little smoke or floral experience.. or some colour ?

It's all up to you - There is a glass created just for your artisic flair.

The Jakobsen range is nothing like I have ever seen before.  Every piece is made by hand, following simple design, that offers the food and beverage industy an aesthetically appealing, functional work of ART known as a glass.

There has been a shift in the food industry with Molecular Gastronomy becoming the way of the future in a lot of ways, with foames, gels, dry ice and more. It seems now there is a similar change in the land of bartenders with Mixology taking the main focus in a lot of bars.  Paricularly in city settings where it can be how consumers choose their restaurant/bar of choice based on whether there is a mixologist in the house.   So what is it that defines a Mixologist, is it the alluring way they are able to mix, garnish and serve your drink of choice.  Could it be the selection available on the cocktail and wine list. The term basically refers to 'anyone that aspires to mix a great cocktail' so in staying that I too could call myself a mixologist at times.

At the end of the day I am sure we will all agree that technique is important, even with the best of ingredients if a mixologist is lacking in technique you can't save a poorly blended cocktail.  The more experience one has behind the bar using their creative flair and the tools of the trade, the better their creations will become.  Experience is everything !

Once you have learnt your mixology skills you will find the ability to step away from the stock standard and think outside the box.  This is where creations like The DupleX come into play - created for the open minded bartender ready to blend a little smoke with a little liquor and create a cocktail experience that is part fantasy blended with a little reality.  The Lark known as the 'bird glass' is certainly more about the glass than the cocktail however don't let that interupt your train of thought in creating a blend that is to be savoured and enjoyed.  Created to offer a freedom in creating new recipes in an elegant and sophisticated way. 

The Baron is a fancy iconic design with a twist on the rEvolution glass, stretching out a pipe that offers you endless possabilities. 

From the depths of the sea comes a Fugu an inspired blow fish and for me this glass is unconventional and irresistable all at the same time. One that I am sure an experienced Chef could event tie into a dish.  It's spiky exterior is sure to create some talk as all eyes watch it drift accross the main dining room floor on your servers tray.  Adding colour to allure it's prey is sure to draw a crowd.

The creations in the range are endless (a glass to suit all) and with that in mind I end with The Poly glass, I see this glass as what I would call a Traditional Mixology glass (if there is such a thing) - with smoke and colour and aromas that tempt and draw you in, the unique shape is cimply captivating.

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