Modifiers: Eternal Life For Cocktails

Thursday, January 1st

12:00am - 12:00amSeminars

From Margaritas to Toreadors and from Improved Whisky Cocktails to Lynchburg Lemonades: twisting classic cocktails by varying a single modifier – the liqueur, a juice or even just the bitters – means that we are still drinking cocktails with the DNA of classics from a century ago. Modifying a classic cocktail takes great skill, so join Philip Duff with Erik Lorincz (head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London and Best International Bartender 2011), Alexandre Gabriel (master distiller of Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, winner of Best New Product 2012 at Bar Convent Berlin), Joaquin Simo (owner of Pouring Ribbon, New York and American Bartender of the Year 2012) and spirits and cocktail historian David Wondrich for a fascinating look at the role modifiers play in ensuring great classic cocktails never die – they just get twisted!