James Bond likes his martinis shaken, not stirred. But 007's preference in how his martini was prepared probably had nothing to do with the science behind the two methods.
"There is a difference between shaking and stirring," said Lisa Golden, the sales manager at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.
Adults 21 and older can learn about the science behind cocktails at a Jan. 25 fundraiser. Representatives from Canadian Mist will perform demonstrations and explain the chemistry behind mixing alcohols, Golden said.
The pH level, surface area and gravity play a part in putting together the perfect mixed drink, she said.
"This will be a whole lot of fun," said Kathi Dimmock, the marketing director.
Canadian Mist has performed the demonstration for other science centers. It is renting the facility and providing the beverages and Fort Discovery keeps all the ticket money, Golden said.
She expects the fundraiser to draw between 100 and 150 people.
IF YOU GO
What: Mistology: The Science Behind the Cocktail
When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25
Where: National Science Center's Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.
Cost: $10 individual, $15 couple
Phone: (706) 821-0646
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