Sodium Alginate Bath
3g Sodium Alginate
Calcium Chloride Bath
5g Calcium Chloride
50g Lime Juice
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Drop into a shot glass, salt-rimmed and then top with more tequila and enjoy!
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Science