BY SARA JOHNSON
Hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? Toast as the ball drops with one of these on-theme cocktails—from a twist on a traditional champagne cocktail to a coffee-infused martini—shaken and stirred with some sous vide ingredients to minimize cooking and maximize dancing.
Nothing says it’s a party quite like a flute of champagne. Up the ante with sous vide raspberry syrup that can be prepared the day before, keeping the drinks flowing all night long. See recipe.
After dinner, serve your guests this cocktail that combines the post-meal cup of joe with a nightcap. The sous vide coffee cryo-concentration just may give them a second wind to dance the night away. See recipe.
Feed a crowd with this sous vide take on sangria from Nitecap’s Lauren Corriveau—one batch of the sous vide cacao nib–infused Maurin Quina serves 25 partygoers. For extra pizzazz, garnish each wine glass with orange peels sliced in the shape of stars. See recipe.
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.