Night at the Movies


The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, Virginia, does more than reds and whites. Its rum-based Night at the Movies with sous vide cherries and kola nut syrup tastes just like cherry cola.


For the Cherry Rum:

4 ¼ C dark rum (Mount Gay recommended)
1 C  frozen cherries

For the Cocktail:

1 ½ Tbsp kola nut syrup (Torani Spicy Kola Nut Syrup recommended)
1 ½ Tbsp simple syrup
Club soda



  • Sous vide circulator
  • Sous vide pouch
  • Vacuum sealer
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Nick and Nora glass


Prepping time: 5 minutes / Cooking time: 3-5 minutes (excludes sous vide cooking)


Recipe yields about 4 ½ cups of the cherry rum—enough for 18 cocktails.


For the Cherry Rum:

  1. Add rum and cherries into a sous vide pouch. Seal and cook at 134.6°F (57°C) for four hours.
  2. Open the pouch and strain contents, reserving the liquid until ready to build.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Combine 4 tablespoons of the cherry rum and the cocktail ingredients into an ice-filled shaker.
  2. Shake, then strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
  3. Top with club soda.  
Developed by Jason Miller, co-owner at The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, Virginia. Featured in Sous-Vide magazine Spring/Summer 2018

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