The Science and Techniques of Making Cocktails with Dave Arnold

Delve into inventive spirits with the mastermind of cocktail technology himself, Dave Arnold. Paralleling the structure of his book, Liquid Intelligence, this one-day course will explain the theory of classic cocktail technique, balance and recipe development. Arnold will build upon the fundamentals of traditional cocktails to teach new bar techniques, with a focus on that which can be applied to any bar situation, as well as incorporating more demanding, and sometimes expensive, techniques. Gain an understanding of the advancements in cocktail technology and why, when, and how to use these new techniques.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The effects of shaking techniques
  • How stirring works
  • The rules of cocktail specs
  • Using cocktail rules to develop new drinks
  • Using culinary acids in a juice program
  • Ways to manage and produce ice
  • Rapid infusions using ISI whipper
  • Fat washing techniques
  • Milk washing techniques
  • Juice shake techniques
  • Carbonation techniques
  • Centrifugation techniques

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About Dave Arnold: Associate Dean of Culinary Technology
After teaching at ICC from 2005 to 2011 Dave Arnold opened Booker and Dax, a bar devoted to cutting-edge cocktail techniques and launched Booker and Dax Equipment, designing equipment for chefs and home cooks. Dave is the author of the James Beard and IACP award-winning book Liquid Intelligence, host of the weekly podcast Cooking Issues on Heritage Radio Network, and founder of The Museum of Food and Drink. To support MOFAD and their upcoming exhibitions, please click here.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15:  Director of Culinary Technology at The International Culinary Center Dave Arnold gives a demonstration at The International Culinary Center on November 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The International Culinary Center)
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment. This class is also open to students 13 – 15 years of age, but they must be accompanied by an enrolled adult.