Mix me up a 'mad scientist'

To make a mad scientist, you need blueberry schnapps and a test tube to serve it in. While the Cocktail Chemistry Set doesn't have the schnapps, it does provide the beakers.

The Cocktail Chemistry Set Perpetual Kid

Is mixing a drink an art form? Or more of a science? Either way, the Cocktail Chemistry Set is perfect for a bartender ready to experiment. While it does have a basic shaker--a standard piece of bartending gear--the rest of the set looks like it came straight out of the lab. There's a 7-inch tall glass flask, perfect for mixing up unusual concoctions, along with an 8-inch glass stirrer. There are also four test tubes, perfect for serving up your latest drink, and a stand that holds all of the pieces. The whole set is decorated with different scientific symbols, either biohazard or nuclear.

All good bartenders spend some time experimenting with drink ideas--I'm pretty sure that's how someone came up with the "mad scientist" shot. A "mad scientist" is half a shot each of blueberry schnapps and raspberry schnapps, topped off with grenadine and just a dribble of Baileys. The shot winds up looking like a real mad scientist's experiment. The Cocktail Chemistry Set will give you a chance to come up with some wild drinks of your own.

Perpetual Kid sells this particular bartending set and it's usually priced near $40. However, it's currently out of stock.

About the author

    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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