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Tequila Spherification Bubbles

  • Author: foodnerd4life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



Sodium Alginate Bath

3g Sodium Alginate
325g Water

Calcium Chloride Bath

5g Calcium Chloride
1L Water


100ml Tequila

50g Lime Juice

50g Cointreau


  1. Dissolve sodium alginate in the water, using a stick blender to get the powder in solution (could take 5-10 minutes). In a pot, bring the solution to a boil and then let cool to room temperature. In a separate bowl, dissolve the calcium chloride in the water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice with the sodium alginate solution in a roughly 2:3 v/v ratio (liquid of choice: sodium alginate solution).
  3. Using a pipette or syringe, gently squeeze the liquid out drop by drop into the calcium chloride bath. Small spheres will form. Let the spheres “cook” for about 1 minute before removing them from the bath using a slotted spoon. Rinse with water before serving.
  4. Drop into a shot glass, salt-rimmed and then top with more tequila and enjoy!
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Science

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