We’re the first to admit, we’re nerds. Sure, we’re a badass cocktail club that spends a whole lotta time drinking. But we also spend a whole lotta time geeking out. Usually it’s about things like women’s history, cocktail history, and liberal arts-y topics.
But, as it happens, there’s a good amount of math that goes into the perfect cocktail equation.
Yes, we know. Math is, to most people, scary and intimidating. This LUPEC lady specifically chose her college to avoid taking math classes. Sam Treadway over at Backbar didn’t, and he’s teamed up with one of our favorite non-profit charities, the Science Club for Girls, to make cocktail math palatable through cocktails.
come explore the math and ratios behind craft cocktails that you know and love.
The event, the Science of Taste Series: A Night of Ratios, will highlight the following cocktails crafted by Backbar’s Sam Treadway, and feature light eats from the establishment as well. Think “1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong and 4 of weak!” Here’s a taste of what’s to come:
A Flight of the Pegu Club
Sam traces the evolution of this summertime classic since its beginnings in Burma through a flight varying ingredient proportions.
A Golden Ratio Classic
We’ve seen and appreciated the golden ratio in art and architecture — now come learn about how this same ratio contributes to enduring classics such as the Manhattan.
Jamaican Rum Punch
Let’s talk about the proportions behind how a range of distinctive ingredients can be brought together to make a kickass punch!
To keep that cocktail learning going even after your glass is empty, each ticket purchased includes a raffle ticket for one of many cocktail goodies and some fantastic reference books generously sponsored by our friends at Somerville’s very own friendly neighborhood cocktail supply store, the Boston Shaker.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit Science Club for Girls,
a MA-based non-profit that provides free hands-on enrichment in science and engineering to over 800 children in the Boston area, many of whom are from underrepresented groups and may be the first in their families to attend college.
Tickets are $65 each and include cocktails, snacks, and your raffle ticket. Space is limited so snap one of yours up HERE. Don’t let your cup runneth dry in the interim. Sample this simple-to-make cocktail at home, which is easy to remember since it’s made with equal parts.
by Misty Kalkofen
Brick & Mortar & LUPEC Boston President
1.5 oz Beefeater Gin
1.5 oz St-Germain
1.5 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
Dash Peychaud’s bitters
Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled vintage cocktail glass.
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