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Using chemistry and a 300-year-old technique to reinvent a drink (video)

Using chemistry and a 300-year-old technique to reinvent a drink (video)
2024-04-01
(Press-News.org) WASHINGTON, April 1, 2024 — Adding milk to an alcoholic drink and then curdling that milk is a 300-year-old preservation technique that was used by none other than Ben Franklin. Join George as he discovers the chemistry that makes this technique so useful, and learn how to make the best espresso martini you’ll ever taste. https://youtu.be/ef0heKtiuvQ?si=W5uDUccoh_bOWtZy

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