Our Christmas Pudding Shot (Levitation Optional).
It’s never too early to prepare for the busy Christmas season. For many venues Christmas parties start in the last week of November and follow through to early January. We want to make sure you’re ready with a few ideas to beat the competition!
The first one is a very easy way to stand out from the crowd using our GlassChill system. With many casual drinkers out at this time of year who may not ordinarily visit your venue, it’s really important to make a good impression and encourage repeat visits in the New Year. One way to do this is to make sure all the little details and touches are taken care of. A very nice touch, especially for beer and martini drinkers is a frosted glass.
A frozen glass is a great visual and tactile way of impressing your guests. Once you’ve given them a really frozen glass (not just chilled), that becomes a talking point and converts into great goodwill for the bar or restaurant. You can almost guarantee that at any point in the future when they’re served a warm glass or warm beer, this story will come up.
Before & After.
You can see above the GlassChill at work as it sprays a fine mist of powdered dry ice evenly across the surface of the glass. It takes around 10 seconds to fully chill the glass. Most modern glassware will happily go from room temperature to just below freezing without any problem. Be careful though when adding warm or hot liquids to a frozen glass.
That already cold beer absorbs the icy effect chilling it right down.
You can see that the frost will leave the glass, even when a chilled beer is poured in. This is because water (of which beer is roughly 95%) conducts heat around 20 times more effectively than air. The good news is that all that “coldness” is conducting right into your beer, chilling it further.
Even after sitting for a minute the top of the glass is still frosted and the beer ice cold. It’s often worth allowing the customer to pour their own beer where appropriate as they’ll experience the full effect of the frosting and appreciate it even more!
Always prep your ingredients beforehand…you can see we definitely tested the spiced rum in advance!
The second concept we’ve created uses the JetChill Pro machine and a recipe we created for Christmas PuddingShots. If you want to own social media this time of year you need something exciting that all your customers will want to get snap-happy about. This is where the theatre of magnetic levitation, smoking drinks and cloches come together.
Here’s the recipe:
- 12.5ml Chambord
- 12.5ml Cointreau
- 7.5ml Old J Spiced Rum
- 20 ml Cranberry Juice
- 2 Drops of Vapour Mixology Xmas Pudding Flavour
Mix all the ingredients in a Japanese Mixing Glass.
Your shot doesn’t have to be magically levitating…but it helps.
We charged a shot of dry ice into one of our 50ml shot glasses and placed it on a magnetic levitating platform…because, well, science. Plus we wanted to invoke the nostalgia of a morning playing with toys before sitting down to dinner.
Once stable you can then start pouring in your shot concoction which will start the reaction.
At this point because of all the lovely fragranced vapours being lifted by the dry ice you can trap them in the cloche, which as well as adding a little mystery to the serve, also keeps the fragrances together ready for a big finale and reveal.