Molecular Gastronomy Cocktail recipe! Coolest bar in Hong Kong, foam glow in the dark cocktails

LA CARMINA – – tried cocktail experiments at Hush, a mod bar in Lan Kwai Fong / Central, Hong Kong. Mixologist Gibson Chan specializes in molecular cocktails, using ingredients and techniques typically found only in labs.

Gibson shows La Carmina how to make a deconstructed margharita, with a salty foam created with a fish tank pump. Then, he mixes a cocktail made with what looks like caviar — but what is it really? Watch the video to find out!

La Carmina was happy to learn that the strange-looking powders were actually made from natural ingredients. Each drink was a topsy-turvy experience — the flavors and textures turn the expected on its head. Sip a glow-in-the-dark cocktail at Hush, 2 Glenealy in Central, Hong Kong.

LA CARMINA – – is a travel + fashion + pop culture TV host, coolhunter, journalist for CNN, AOL and Huffington Post, and author of 3 books — including Cute Yummy Time (Penguin) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (Random House). Her popular blog – – on alternative travel, underground fashion and bizarre subcultures has been featured in major media (New Yorker, Washington Post, LA Times, The Guardian, WWD).

La Carmina heads a coolhunting firm – – that provides trend consulting, translation and film/TV fixing chiefly in Japan and Asia. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School.

TV hosting credits include: The Today Show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, NHK Japan, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV (NRK), Belgium TV (VRT) and CNN International. Full hosting resume and TV reels here –

She is an experienced travel writer and TV host, always eager to explore wacky trends — Japanese cat cafes, toilet theme restaurants, extreme body modifications, anime burlesque…

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