Mix the perfect cocktail at the UCLan

Posted on - 24th June, 2014 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, University campus, What's On in Preston



There may be a lot of things they can teach you at University. But the art of the perfect cocktail? That’s a new one.

Now you can find out what it takes to make the perfect cocktail later this week at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Who said learning wasn’t fun!

As part of this year’s Lancashire Science Festival UCLan bring you Surgical Spirit: The Science of Cocktails.
Discover the chemistry behind flavours and how to make one that’s hangover free. Preston’s first ever event to share the science of cocktails.

Visitors can learn the science of mixology and the physiology of booze with experts.

Taking place this Friday 27 June at UCLan’s Foster Building, chemist and mixologist Noel Jackson leads you through a tongue-in-cheek exploration of the physiological effects of booze.

Noel says: “We all know that sometimes we drink too much but that the odd glass or red wine is a real benefit but what basis do we have for this received wisdom? Many of the experiments on which we base our understanding of the effect of the demon drink are based on dangerous slim evidence.

“There are many misconceptions about alcoholic beverages and I hope to scotch as many myths as possible. I like to think of the evening as rather like QI with cocktails and I am sure participants will find the evening fun and informative.”

Go along and savour classics such as Leave it to me No1 created at the Savoy in the 1930s, the Italian Greyhound or Noel’s own Hangover Free Cocktail.

There’s also ‘Heston Blumenthal’ like molecular mixes going on with an Earl Grey Fizz to start the evening and an exciting mix which ‘makes use of cola as a flavour bridge in the Cuban Bodybuilder’.

Surgical Spirit: The Science of Cocktails is one of two events aimed at adults for the year’s Lancashire Science Festival.

A night with a out with a twist.

Tickets cost £20 per person including the five drinks.

To book or for more information call 01772 894288 or email

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