MIXOLOGY x TRUFFL

MODERNIST MARTINIS WITH PROPRIETORS LLC

With a pedigree steeped in classic cocktails, the gentlemen of Proprietors LLC use modern techniques & technologies to reinvent familiar libations. Alex Day & Dave Kaplan invited TRUFFL to their creative office and test lab to provide a tutorial on a pair of martinis. The first of which is the classic gin martini -- a drink they believe everyone should know how to make. Next, they instruct on an advanced version of the classic martini, using some of the technology in their test lab. The result was as delicious as it was innovative -- a banana-infused martini.

TRUFFL TAGS
MIXOLOGY
GIN
DOWNTOWN
MOLECULAR
GASTRONOMY


THE TRANSCRIPT

DAVE: I’m Dave Kaplan.

ALEX: I’m Alex Day.

DAVE:  …owners of Proprietors LLC, and also own a little bar called Death in Company in New York and we're here in our LA headquarters hanging out with TRUFFL and we’re going to show you some of our favorite cocktails today. Proprietors LLC is a company we started about five years ago, started shortly after we opened Death and Co. We own and operate a few bars and then we also help other people design, build and concept out new bars.

ALEX: We built this workshop here to essentially to be a dedicative creative environment. Having the ability to just, think creatively, theoretically and say ‘what can we do?’ and ‘what’s the best way of doing something?’.  So today were going to make two drinks -- one is a classic martini, which is a drink we think everyone should know how to make,  and a variation on that using some ofthe more advance techniques that we’ve been playing with, here at the office.

DAVE: Something you can make at home, just you and your centrifuge.

THE TUTORIALS

Okay, so the first cocktail we’re going to make here today is a classic gin martini. A drink we feel everyone should know how to make. It is very simply equal parts gin and dried vermouth and a couple of dashes of orange bitters, with a little twist of lemon on top of that.

A couple of dashes of orange bitters, an ounce and a half of gin, ounce and a half of dried vermouth. going to stir that up in ice- and then finish off with a twist of circus. Classic martini.

So for our second drink, we're going to do something completely different. We're going to take the same idea as a gin martini – we're going to play around with it a little bit. Using some of the cool technology we have in the workshop. So, what we're going to do, is replace the vermouth with bananas. We’re going to take bananas, going to take gin and were going to throw them in a blender, blend them up with just a touch of citrus acid to brighten it all up and then go over to the centrifuge. Our foundation with cocktails is in classic style drinks, and so what we’re doing here with this workshop is, taking that foundation and really trying to expand it and see what the next evolution is. We take our gin and banana smoothie, put it into a centrifuge. In this case, we're going to spin it 10 minutes. When it’s done, we’re going to have clear banana gin.

So after the centrifuge, we have a mixture of banana, water and gin. Spinning it around at about 4000 RPM, separates things by density. So what we have left is banana gin. From here, we can easily make a drink just like the martini. There you have it, our take on a classic martini. 

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