Seminar Date : Friday, October 28, 2016 : Maker's Mark Mixology with a Master Distiller - Greg Davis, Maker's Mark & Bobby "G" Gleason, Beam Suntory : Experience a hands on cocktail making workshop.
Famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto led guests in an interactive demo on the fine art of sushi making. Each guest had samples of rice, fish, and wraps to make their own roll... and then also got to sample some "professional" made sushi as well.
The Interactive Mix It, Make It demos are very similar to the Culinary Demos, in that the guest presenter and host (Pam Smith, RDN) are on stage.
Here is the set up for a "Mix It with Whiskey!" demo. This is everything you need to make a Templeton Scofflaw cocktail. Each guest has their own place setting and everyone gets to follow along with the presenter.
You can taste the individual components by themselves, but these have been pre-measured to make the perfect cocktail.
The "2 Dashes of Bitters" that's on the menu card, is actually in liquid form, in a small plastic syringe. The orange rind and lemon slice are also used in the cocktail recipe.
Even the shaker and empty glass are on the table at each Mix It Interactive demo. If you follow all the steps correctly, you should end up with your very own amazing looking (and tasting) cocktail.
At most of the "beverage" based "mix it" interactive demos, there was a small plate of food that was brought out just as everyone was finishing up with mixing their drinks. The food, was actually a pretty amazing perk, and was delicious.
The dessert-based Mix It, Make It Interactive demos seemed to be some of the more interactive programs. Pictured here is chef William Clark from the Grand Floridian. His "Homemade Berrymisu" demo was a big hit.
There are quite a few steps to making a dessert. All the components that are needed to make your own "Berrymisu" were pre-measured for the host-led presentation.
If you follow along with the presenter, you should end up with an amazing looking as tasting dessert!
Cile Moreno leads an interactive Four Roses Bourbon tasting and Manhattan making session for Epcot's Mix It, Make It, demo series.
The Four Roses products that guests got to sample and use in their own Black Manhattan. You will get some background information and history of the products being used at the various Mix It, Make It demos.
Each table was set with everything you would need to make your own Black Manhattan. Most beverage-based Mix It, Make It demos made use of a cocktail shaker.
Here's the finished product from the interactive demo... a Black Manhattan. Each guest got to make their own using Four Roses Bourbon products.
A small food plate was usually part of the beverage based Mix It, Make It demos. More times than not, the beverage was also used in a glaze or sauce on the food item!
The food-based Mix It, Make It demos usually have more components than the beverage-based demos.
First, put the pound cake in the cup. Next, pour in the espresso and vanilla... and now we're going to let that soak while we build some other components. The steps are easy enough for the whole family to follow along.
I made this! The concept of making food is new for some guests, and the "Mix It, Make It" series is a fun way to remind all of us just how much effort goes into making the food that we enjoy every day.
The "Mix It, Make It" interactive demos do cost a bit more than a "normal" culinary demo. That's mostly due to the time and man-hours that go into setting up 50 place settings, with all the components that you need to make your own food or drink.
This Mix It, Make It demo titled "Become a Spice Blend Mix-Master" presented by Pam Smith and P.S. Flavor! contained 17 individual components!
The "Mix It, Make It" demos don't really feel rushed. The 90 minute format (sometimes a bit shorter, depending on the demo) gives everyone time to take photos and ask questions.
Any chef with a yellow jacket gets their photo on Mealtrip! This is Armando Rosario and his Mix It, Make It, was making a Caipirinha. Guests got to sample the spirit by itself, and then mix a cocktail.