De-fizzing a fizzy drink
Want to de-fizz a fizzy drink?
Yup, we all know the “shake the bottle” method, but that generally ends in tears (unless the bottle is half-empty , in which case, it can work well). What if the bottle’s almost full and the drink is in your glass?
Stirring with a metal spoon works well, but it can leave the drink tasting metallic (depending on the drink — beer tastes yuck). Stirring with plastic doesn’t provide enough nucleation points (the irregularities that create bubbles in a liquid) because the edges are too curved and smooth.
So bring out the tried and trusted solution I use for stirring paint. Take-away chopsticks! Made from bamboo, they don’t leave a nasty taste; they are fine for food use; and they provide lots of nucleation points for bubbles to form on on the rough-ish surface.
They work a treat!