Devin Kidner

A Matter of Taste: The Science Behind Mixology

Devin Kidner

Talk: A Matter of Taste: The Science Behind Mixology

Devin Kidner explores the science behind the chemical sensations we experience from our taste buds and trigeminal nerve. Learn about what causes the cooling, numbing, warming, and burning effects of the ingredients in your favorite alcoholic beverages and No-Proof (read: no booze!) cocktails. Discover how to harness the power of these sensations to suit your palate and make every drink an unforgettable science project. Moderated by Scott Josephson. Learn more about Devin and Hollow Log at https://hollowleg.com/about.

Devin Kidner

Devin Kidner is the founder & owner of Hollow Leg, an award-winning mixology company based in Chicago, IL, that focuses on the art + science of mixology through hands-on and interactive events. In June 2014, Kidner won a national cocktail competition through Slow Food USA. She has taken courses from some of the best mixologists in the world and achieved her WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits, with distinction.