Crafting Delectable Flavors for Home Cocktail Machines
Home coffee machines have been all the rage for a while. Now it’s a new appliance’s time to shine. Home cocktail machines let people craft their favorite delectable drinks, even if they don’t have bartending expertise – and flavor designers can help in this process by crafting the mixers used to create these tantalizing concoctions. Many different mixes and flavor combinations are possible, and with more people investing in these machines for an easy way to enjoy their favorite cocktails at home, flavor designers have more options than ever when it comes to creating these mixers.
On the sweeter side of things, among of the more common types of cocktail mixes are those that recreate punchy, tropical-style drinks. Strawberry and banana daiquiris need little more than the natural flavor of these fruits for people to enjoy delicious cocktails during a backyard barbecue or even just a long evening in. Margarita machines, in particular, are a favorite, and there are numerous different margarita mixes to try, from standard flavors with zesty citrus notes to those that combine other types of fruits. Or how about a pina colada? The flavor of coconut and other fruits combines for a truly tasty treat.
However, these aren’t the only types of cocktail mixers that can be crafted. More and more people are looking for ways to make their bar favorites at home, including such specialty drinks as Bloody Marys. While the standard Bloody Mary has a strong tomato base (which can be complemented by certain flavor ingredients to help maintain the tomato flavor), other ingredients can be used to give a Bloody Mary a bit of punch. For example, the vinegary notes of Worcestershire Sauce or the spicy notes of pepper are common additions.
These types of flavors can be replicated through the use of several different ingredients, depending on the exact flavor profile that a designer is attempting to replicate. For example, stronger “vinegary” notes can be recreated through the use of ingredients such as Natural Propionic Acid, while flavorists can use other ingredients such as 2 Methoxy 3 Iso Butyl Pyrazine to create spicy and peppery notes.
One thing is for certain. As more people make home cocktail machines an essential part of their kitchens, there will be more and more options for flavor designers looking to create tasty mixers to add to their array of products.