CocktailSafe founder Camper English will be speaking in Canada (at least) twice this summer, at the:
Invasion Montreal cocktail conference
The two talks will address CocktailSafe content in different ways. While the Toronto talk details are still being nailed down, in Montreal Camper will be using the sponsoring vermouth and amari brands as a lead-in to ingredients used in them that are regulated.
Delights and Dangers in the Cocktail World
This seminar will pair information about controlled ingredients and risky techniques used in the bar world with a tasting of delicious Italian liqueurs and vermouths. Many of these products contain limited ingredients including wormwood, quinine, and/or rhubarb that will serve as jumping off points for discussion about what plant products are safe, how much of each can be used, and where information about their legality is found. We’ll also discuss ingredients not in these spirits but sometimes used in the bar including tobacco, activated charcoal, and sassafras and whether they’re illegal or just ill-advised. We’ll talk about some risky techniques like foraging, fat washing, and chilling with liquid nitrogen, and finish with a discussion of allergen-activating and medicine-interacting ingredients like orgeat and grapefruit that are only a problem for some. Come sample safely and learn about danger!
Toronto Cocktail Conference tickets go on sale May 21, so please check in with the website closer to the date.