Carbonated Cocktails - Jim Romdall

In this episode, Jim Romdall demonstrates how to carbonate a cocktail by using the Perlini System. This unique system, designed to work like a cocktail shaker, utilizes two sealed chambers to allow carbon dioxide gas to mingle harmoniously with your cocktails, creating an entirely new drinking experience. The particular cocktail Jim mixes up is his own creation, the Captain Handsome.


11/2 oz Plymouth Gin

1/2 oz Creme de Violette

1/4 oz Limoncello

dash of simple syrup

1/2 oz fresh lime juice


Add all ingredients with ice to Perlini shaker base and screw on top.

Inject CO2 threw one way seal using tank or device provided and shake.

Strain into a cocktail glass that has been prepared with a spritz of flamed absinthe.


blair frodelius 16 Mar 2010
11:05 am

This is totally amazing!  I will be getting one of these soon!

Pasha 17 May 2010
5:20 pm

what the name of the manufacturer of ice machines which produce such ice?

Laurence Kedzie 6 Mar 2012
7:38 am

probably Kold Draft

Jamey 17 Feb 2014
8:31 am

Perlini CopyCat Hack
I want to try carbonated cocktails and spending $100-$200 on a Perlini is a bit too spendy, since I already have a home carbonator setup.
...Other recipes available if you google: Perlini carbonation recipes ,  or carbonated cocktails

The Perlini is made of Lexan-plastic and opens to reveal a wide-opening to add ice

That got me thinking about using a BPA-Free Lexan-plastic wide mouth Nalgene Bottle

I google around a bit and found that others had used Nalgenes as “pressure vessels” either with dry ice (for fruit) or compressed air

Compressed Air + Nalgene

Dry Ice and Fruit + Nalgene

PVC pipe as a CO2 pressure vessel + how to make your own home carbonator…

I am going to make my own Perlini-style drink shaker with a 1-1.5L Nalgene bottle and one of the stainless valve stems sold on ebay see:  “Tubeless stainless Tire Valve Stem straight”

Similar to the previously mentioned Compressed Air + Nalgene and I will likely put the valve in the cap so I have an easy to work with flat surface that is replaceable, if needed.

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