The cocktail broken down graphically
For some time, I've been attempting to craft some delicious cocktails with the help of the best alcohol in the world - Gin. I started thinning about the composition of a cocktail and more importantly the breakdown of how a cocktail tastes. I realized a cocktail can be broken down into 3 distinct phases - the Initial taste, the Body and finally the Aftertaste. With that I also broke down the main flavours one would taste into Savoury, Sweet, Bitter and Spicy. Below is an example of how I breakdown the tried and true Gin + Tonic.
You can see the flow and intensity of each taste denoted by the size and placement on the timeline. The Gin + Tonic (mostly) starts off with a sweet taste, then flows into a more bitter/sweet and finished off nicely with a light bitter aftertaste.