Dubai, United Arab Emirates-: Masti, the multi-award winning Michelin Guide listed ‘New Indian’ restaurant, also known for making waves in the world of mixology, reveal their state-of-the-art equipment affectionately known as the ‘rotovap.’ This versatile piece of visual delight has become integral to Masti’s cocktail craftsmanship, unlocking a world of creative possibilities through its extensive array of unique and inventive cocktail infusions.
Guests can watch Masti’s master mixologists use this piece of art in action, as they extract and concentrate flavours from a wide range of ingredients, including fruits, herbs, spices, and botanicals. Among the delicious infusions curated at Masti are those
showcasing ‘Ayurveda Botanicals,’ featuring floral distillates such as moringa, mucuna, hibiscus, and rose, along with basil hydrosol, and homemade chocolate and lemon liqueurs. These premium infusions are then masterfully blended into spirits like vodka, wine, water, and Masti’s specialty, gin, resulting in cocktails brimming with rich and authentic flavours.
Masti’s bespoke infusions, meticulously tailored for each cocktail, are created using the rotovap machine’s liquid-concentrating effects. In a rotating flask, a mix of alcohol or water and infusion goes through a distillation process, where the ingredients gently heat, causing evaporation. As the vapour condenses into a liquid, it’s collected separately, leaving the concentrated infusion brimming with only the desired, delicate flavours and aromas.
Masti’s award-winning mixologist and bar manager, Jeet Verma, commented, “We’re fortunate to be one of the only establishments in the region with access to this kind of machine. The rotovap empowers us to elevate our cocktail creations to unprecedented heights, providing our guests with a sensory journey like no other. It’s an essential tool that enables us to craft cocktails that are not just drinks but unique, unforgettable experiences.”
Masti’s trailblazing approach to mixology is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation, and a promise to push the boundaries of flavour. Guests are invited to book group mixology masterclasses, for a one-of-a-kind drinking experience complete with first-hand experience in seeing the magic of rotovap.