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The Philosophy of Mixology

“You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up?”
— Harry Nilsson

Cocktail culture is something that a lot of people do not completely comprehend. Some think its as simple as mixing an alcohol with sugar and a some juice to make the alcohol more palatable. Yes, there is some elements of that, but it definitely isn’t the be all and end all of it. Mixology is something that is very complex, that takes trial and error. That takes study. It’s understanding flavours and textures. It’s understanding that egg whites will smooth out a whiskey in a whiskey sours. Its understanding that black pepper may bring out the flavours of gin. Mixology, really is an art.

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Some Drink To Remember, Some Drink To Forget

“Alcohol might be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love thy enemy.”
— Frank Sinatra

When we ask ourselves why we drink, it always seems to be the go-to for any occasion. As Homer Simpson once put it, “alcohol, the cause and solutions to all of life’s problems.” We drink when we’re happy, and we drink when we’re sad. It’s our go to when we are having a good day, and also when we’re having a bad day. The thing about alcohol is that it is so dangerous because it is able to give us such pleasure when savoured, yet drown our sorrows when we need it. Therefore, we must not see it as a consolation, but as something that we are able to use to our benefit. Alcohol should be something we use to enhance our life, not control it.

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Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic, travelogue and opinion columnist which is curated on Food For Thought. He has been a freelance writer for 10 years and has previously worked as a lawyer. He currently is the Managing Director of Black Wolf Digital, a digital marketing agency.