Scroll down to pick the ingredients for your desired cocktail.
Mix together all cocktail ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until the calcium has dissolved.
Pour mixture into an ice cube tray or hemispherical molds and freeze solid.
Prepare your cocktail pod recipe (see below).
While the pods are freezing mix the distilled water and perfected sodium alginate together with a whisk and allow it to hydrate for at least 1 hour before use. You will know this is ready to use because it will be completely clear.
Once the spheres are frozen solid. pour the perfected sodium alginate solution in a small shallow pot and heat to 120-130°F.
Drop a frozen sphere into the Perfected sodium alginate solution, and let set for 2-3 minutes.
Tips and Tricks:
A. Do not over crowd the pot, placing the pods too close together will cause them to gel together.
B. If the cocktail pod floats, do your best to baste the top gently with the sodium alginate solution to make sure it gels evenly.
C. If there is a small air bubble do not try to pop it or you could ruin the entire pod.
Once finished remove the pod from the solution with a spherification spoon and rinse in room temperature freshwater.
Remove from the rinse water and dab any excess water off the bottom of the spoon with a paper towel.
Place on a serving spoon and garnish appropriately.
To store the spheres for further use, simply place them in a container with any excess cocktail mixture and refrigerate.
To make the ginger syrup place the sugar, water, and ginger in a pot and bring to boil for 3 minutes.
Allow the ginger to steep in the simple syrup for 10 minutes.
Remove the ginger and cool before using.