|Thursday||3:00pm — 4:30pm||Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone|
In this seminar we’ll study sugar from the stalk to the still and beyond. We’ll take a look at the pre-history of sugar cane, its spread around the world, primitive and modern sugar cane harvesting and sugar processing, and the various forms sugar takes around the world, from treacle to turbinado. Then we’ll study sugar in distillation as sugar cane juice and as molasses and take a peek at the changing global sugar/molasses market that provides the base for rum. Finally we’ll look at sugar and syrup’s use in cocktails, including practical information about viscosity, saturation, inversion, clarification, and more.