I Reinvented a 300-Year Old Drink

From Reactions.

Why would you make a cocktail with ~curdled~ milk? Join George as he answers this question by accidentally making the best cocktail he’s ever tasted, thus achieving lasting Internet fame.*

*We need your help with this last step.

Correction: 4:03 I’m showing the phosphate groups getting protonated by the acid, but in reality there are some amino acid sidechains (which are not on my drawing) that would get protonated way before the phosphate groups would. The pKa of the first proton to leave on the phosphate group is roughly 2.2, so it actually wouldn’t be protonated at pH 4.6. However, other previously negative amino acid sidechains would get protonated, and the overall charge of the casein glob at the isoelectric point would be zero.

#cocktails
#milkwashing
#breakthrough
#moleculargastronomy
#bartending
#mixology
#espressomartini

You might also like other Reactions videos:

How supercritical fluids give you decaf coffee:
https://youtube.com/shorts/OAl_3dRu2jo?si=HAzWy6HlPST8Lc69

Some non-alcoholic spirits contain alcohol:
https://youtube.com/shorts/0bPEZ6Cy5EQ?si=u1dYtw-GsoQ9syGc

How Do They Make Maple Syrup?
https://youtu.be/nSRCDiKMEJc?si=qEoz7xu4AfxGmP3L

Did the Chemical Building Blocks of Life Form in Space?
https://youtu.be/Jh_O5JP10aQ?si=E1fHXi1wJbf39wIT

What Do Electrolytes Actually Do?
https://youtu.be/xhLHtuZ3VOI?si=WD42LYRw-b3SQago

How is Whiskey Made? A Deeper Dive Into Distilling:
https://youtu.be/a1IruS1bKN8?si=cs6DVvk4VN2xzbpk

Credits:
Executive Producer:
Matthew Radcliff

Producers:
Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey
Darren Weaver

Writer:
George Zaidan

Host:
George Zaidan

Scientific Consultants:
Leila Duman, Ph.D.
Brianne Raccor, Ph.D.
Cori Running, Ph.D.

Executive in Charge for PBS: Maribel Lopez
Director of Programming for PBS: Gabrielle Ewing
Assistant Director of Programming for PBS: John Campbell

Reactions is a production of the American Chemical Society.
© 2024 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

Sources:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gOrurrBuDhT2h6jvFnDNkXHXaBqOgCtlTNF-NXlRjGI/edit?usp=sharing