The Undecided
The Undecided

The Undecided

  By PolyScience Culinary    

October 15, 2021


“The whiskey modifier is used in this cocktail as a non-alcoholic modifier in the style of whiskey. The modifier is key for creating dynamic non-alcohol options within a bar program yet can also be crossed utilized in cocktails as displayed here.” ~ Phil Wills, The Spirits in Motion


Whiskey Modifier

75 g Dried apricot

75 g Dried fig

40 g Unsalted popcorn

40 g Peat-smoked malted barley

34 g Molasses

30 g American oak chips

30 g Fenugreek seeds

20 g Cinnamon sticks, crushed

20 g Cara-hell malted barley

15 g Toasted American oak chips

15 g Mustard seeds

2 g Sea salt

1 Vanilla bean, whole

1 Banana

Honey & Green Tea Syrup

2 cups Brewed green tea

1 cup Honey

To Serve

2 oz. Vodka

2 oz. Honey & Green Tea Syrup

3/4 oz. Whiskey Modifier

2 Lemon wedges, squeezed and dropped in

1/2 oz. Aquafaba

1 Passion fruit

8 Mint leaves

2 dash Orange bitters


Milk Jug


Whiskey Modifier

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Spread Peat smoked and Cara-Hell Malted Barley on sheet tray and toast for 30 min.

Place whole banana on parchment paper on sheet tray and bake for 15 min.

Remove both from oven and let cool completely.

Slice whole banana in small slices including skin.

Add all ingredients to a sous vide bag.

Seal with a chamber vacuum sealer.

Set the Hydro-Pro to 195°F and cook for 1 hour.

Remove form the bath and set in ice bath to slow the infusion.

Once cool, strain through a fine mesh strainer.

Honey & Green Tea Syrup

Combine the ingredients and stir until the honey is dissolved.

To Serve

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice until chilled and diluted.

Strain and dry-shake. Pour over fresh ice.

Garnish with Mint leaves, a thin orange slice, passion fruit seeds.

Phil Wills has been in the bar business for over 20 years. His experience comes from all types of establishments. From corporate restaurants, independent local bars and major night clubs to high end mixology craft cocktail bars. In 2011 he started his own consultancy,
The Spirits In Motion©, with long time friend and bar business partner Tony Pereyra.

The Spirits In Motion© is an L.A. beverage-consulting company. Together, Phil and Tony have a combined over 35 years of bar and restaurant experience. Throughout their careers, Phil and Tony have gained expertise in every facet of the beverage industry. They have been crafting, creating, and training all over the U.S. and even internationally. With contributing to the opening of over 400 bar and restaurants to date, they provide innovations in mixology, structured bar programs, strategic partnerships and positive training experiences. Believing in their motto, “Beverage is our business, Hospitality is our passion”, remix, rebuild or refresh, they keep The Spirits In Motion©.

Phil Wills has been featured in multiple conference engagements such as Nightclub & Bar Show, VIBE, The Flavor Experience, National Restaurant Show and Tales of the Cocktail to name a few. While appearing in multiple media outlets, he currently is an expert on the hit TV show Bar Rescue on Paramount Network for the past 6 seasons. His passion lies with the creation of great crafted cocktails, education and training to make the craft of tending bar better as a whole.


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