Molecular Mixology

Using the science behind molecular gastronomy, our professors will turn ordinary everyday cocktails into amazing eye-catching edible creations like you’ve never seen before!

Enjoy tasty, mouthwatering and intriguing cocktails made right in front of you!

Our specialist molecular mixology team here at Hire The Barman will turn any event space into a ‘Molecular Laboratory’ – complete with mad scientists, interactive cocktail making for guests and a laboratory theming including props ranging from bubbling test tubes to smoking petri dishes.

We will supply you with the professors, all the ingredients and equipment required and also laboratory props to theme the area within your event.

For extra theatre and activity, you can add another of our professors with a special ‘fly-bar’ to walk around your venue serving our fantastic creations.

How it works

  • Moleculab

  • Choose your 'Wow-Factor'
    cocktails

  • We arrive with bar, glassware
    and all the ingredients

  • Be wowed by
    our molecular mixology!

What to learn how to make it yourself?

Try one of our Masterclasses!

Molecular Mixology

you will learn to make the following cocktails

SMOKING & BUBBLING

ST KIDD

Infusing dark spiced rum, lime juice, apple juice and apple pie syrup this cocktail can be served hot or cold. It is served with a smoking garnish that releases the spices and brings the cocktail to life.

COLOUR CHANGING INFUSION

GIN COLOUR CHANGING INFUSION

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DE-CONSTRUCTION

MANGO/ STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI

This delightful deconstructed cocktail is a perfect aperitif_ Using the spherification process we make instant strawberry fruit caviar which sits on a bed of rum and lime foam, and is garnished with an lime slice

Why choose hire the barman

Established in Autumn 2009, Hire The Barman has since staffed and made cocktails at over 1600 events from intimate house parties to corporate events as well as larger scale productions such as pop-up events, festival bars & brand activations.

OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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THE BEST INGREDIENTS

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TALENTED STAFF

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Faqs

What is molecular mixology?

Molecular mixology refers to a modern style of creating cocktails, which takes advantage of innovations from the scientific discipline. it uses the techniques within molecular gastronomy and applies them to drink.

I have heard that molecular mixology is all about chemicals and synthetic flavours. Is hat true? Are molecular cocktails safe?

Yes, molecular cocktails are completely safe. as for the ‘chemicals’ you heard about, the truth is the ingredients used they have been a part of our food and culinary tradition for centuries now, as every time you cook something, you use chemistry. molecular mixology is just taking the chemistry of cocktails a step further – mostly to play with textures, looks and taste. there was a recent case of a girl suffering injury from ingestion of liquid nitrogen – this is a product only used by trained members of our team and very rarely.

How long do molecular cocktails take to create?

The time it takes to create molecular cocktails varies depending on the techniques involved. for example, jellies and spherification need a a few hours to prepare whereas foams and airs can be made almost instantly.

Are the techniques involved dangerous?

Certain molecular techniques can be very dangerous. The use of dry ice and liquid nitrogen can cause severe burns if not used properly. Hire the barman take every possible care when using dangerous ingredients to ensure the utmost safety of both the guests and staff at all times.

Are there any allergens / traces of allergens in the products you use?

Unfortunately, hire the barman cannot guarantee that any of our ingredients, nor creations, are allergen-free.

Are the products vegetarian / vegan?

To the very best of our knowledge (and we like to say we know our stuff), all of our products are vegetarian/vegan.

Do molecular cocktails contain alcohol / need to be used with alcohol?

None of our molecular ingredients contains alcohol, but, as suggested by its name, deconstructed cocktails are meant to replicate all sorts of alcoholic drinks. however, if you can not/will not consume alcohol, we are able to design and create a bespoke non-alcoholic menu for you.

T and Cs

These terms and conditions are applicable to all contracts for the provision of services to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions. Booking confirmations made verbally in writing are subject to these terms and conditions.

Please read the following terms and conditions of sale carefully before ordering service from Hire The Barman. By purchasing service from Hire The Barman, as the client you agree to these terms of sale. These terms do not replace or affect your statutory rights.

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Bookings

All quotations (verbal or written) will be valid for ten days from the date of enquiry. Hire The Barman cannot guarantee that the date will be available after these ten days. To confirm and hold a booking, the client must provide a 50% non-refundable deposit either in cash, by electronic transfer, debit/credit card. We no longer accept payment by cheque. The remaining balance is due 7 days before the event. All monies will be requested by Hire The Barman by way of electronic invoice.

Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation, Hire The Barman require notice in writing 14 days before the date of the event. Failure to do so will result in full payment being charged. Booking deposits are not transferable or refundable unless otherwise agreed prior to booking and stated in writing.

Event Changes
Should you wish to make significant changes to your event. Hire The Barman reserves the right to amend the rates and facilities.

Licensing

Hire The Barman does not provide a paid bar service and therefore has no involvement for any licensing matters and is not responsible for any breaches of licence.

Access

In the event that parking is required by Hire The Barman, adequate arrangements must be made by the client. This will always be by prior arrangement and vehicle registrations will be provided. In circumstances where Hire The Barman are providing cocktail ingredients and glassware, adequate loading facilities must be provided by the client. Hire The Barman will not be held responsible for any difficulties with this that result in delays to service.

Flair
Hire The Barman will not beheld responsible for ‘lack of flair’ if the environment provided is unsuitable or the bartender is deemed too busy further to our recommendation of one barman per 40 guests

Rates

Rates and invoices are subject to change without notice dependent on client’s requirements, additional hours and stock. Additional hours requested by the client by negotiation with the barman at the time of the event will be charged at the full hourly rate.

Late Payments

Full payment of invoice is due to Hire The Barman within 30 days. Any outstanding payments after this time will be passed to a collection agency to recover on behalf of Hire The Barman. Any associated costs for this matter such as interest, legal and court fees will be added to the outstanding balance as passed to the client for payment.

Insurance

Hire The Barman has both public liability and employers insurance for all events.

Public Liability: £5,000,000
Employers Liability: £10,000,000

Unruly Behaviour

The client is responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their guests. Hire The Barman will not tolerate verbally or physically abusive behaviour towards any member of staff or individual. You shall be responsible for damage or loss of equipment.

Additional

In the event that Hire The Barman are not able to provide services as agreed due to circumstances out of their control (such as weather, transport problems etc), they will not be held liable for any loss, cancellation or delay.

Hire The Barman does not accept any responsibility for the overall success of an event.

Terms & Conditions are deemed to be accepted by payment of invoice.

The above conditions are subject to change at the discretion of Hire The Barman in part or in whole for one or more of its clients where the company has grounds deemed necessary.

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