Tiki connoisseur Cristian Diaz launches new web series serving up lessons in mixology and gastronomy
FULLERTON, Calif. – While the pandemic has put the service industry on pause, an Orange County bartender has pivoted his passion for serving up culinary and cocktail delights to a new, digital format. Harnessing his experience and expertise earned over nearly 20 years behind the bar and in the kitchen, Cristian Diaz will launch the first episode of “Adventures With Alchemy” tonight at 6 p.m. The new web series is designed to help viewers bring the dining and drinking experiences they miss into their home. Episodes of “Adventures With Alchemy” will be posted weekly on YouTube.
“The key to success in a bar or restaurant is creating an experience. While I can’t currently be there with guests in person, technology is allowing me to be there virtually to deliver the exciting drinking and dining experience I’m passionate about providing anywhere, anytime,” said Diaz. “Adventures With Alchemy helps me welcome viewers to my home, and, in turn, lets them invite me into their home. Despite COVID-19, we can be connected through a love of food and drink.”
Adventures With Alchemy, hosted by Diaz, will share tutorials and techniques to craft DIY libations and complimentary food creations. The initial episodes will cover recipes for a classic Swizzle, Bananas Foster, orgeat syrup, and more.
Diaz is known locally for shaking up rum drinks as a “skipper” at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, a famed watering hole inside Anaheim’s most notable property. He has gained his vast knowledge of mixology through more than 15 years behind the bar. His great passion for top-notch taste can be traced to his culinary chops. Diaz is trained in the culinary arts and holds a degree from Le Cordon Bléu. His resume includes some of the finest restaurants in Southern California including Scarpetta, Wolfgang Puck and Tres by José Andrés. Diaz was even a part of Puck’s team for both the Governor’s Ball following the Academy Awards and the GRAMMYs official after-party.
About Adventures With Alchemy
Launched by bartender and chef Cristian Diaz in 2020, Adventures With Alchemy is a web series that seeks to educated and entertain viewers with tutorials, trips, and history featuring their favorite cocktails and meals. Episodes of Adventures With Alchemy are posted weekly and can be viewed anytime, anywhere on YouTube. To learn more about Adventures With Alchemy, visit www.www.adventureswithalchemy.com.