BY Sara Johnson
As holiday shopping wanes and meal-planning intensifies, take some time to unwind with a little quiet and a good, stiff drink. Here are three options, prepped with the help of sous vide, to ease you into an evening of rest and relaxation.
No winter should pass without a taste of the most-seasonal of beverages. This beginner recipe calls for less than an hour of prep and cooking. See recipe.
If you’re lucky enough to be spending the holidays in a cabin, this beverage is a perfect complement to your woodsy surroundings. The magic in this recipe, designed for those with intermediate sous vide skills by Colin Carroll of Portland’s Trifecta, comes from a piece of maple wood, charred at home, that is cooked sous vide with the spirits. See recipe.
Spices like nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon recall holiday desserts like pumpkin pie. This advanced cocktail recipe from The Aviary in Chicago combines a spiced roasted-banana syrup with nutmeg-topped egg foam. 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.