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Citrus whipping infused oil

Sous Vide Citrus Infused Oil Recipe

This sous vide recipe captures the nuanced flavors of citrus zest in oil, allowing you to freshen up various dishes by quickly adding it any time you want.

Chile pepper infused vinegar

Chile Pepper Fire Vinegar Infusion Recipe

For this recipe I make a super-spicy hot sauce where the chile pepper flavor is infused into the vinegar itself. This makes it convenient to selectively add drops of heat to any meal.

Barrel aged negroni

Barrel Aged Negroni Infusion Recipe

You can make nice versions of aged cocktails in a few hours with a Mason jar by taking advantage of the quick and easy sous vide process. It does not give the cocktail as much body as aging it for 6 weeks in a barrel, but it still is a satisfying drink.

Black cherry sous vide infused rye

Black Cherry Infused Rye Recipe

The fruity cherry notes in this infusion complement the spicy rye and tone down its bite. The cinnamon and clove also contribute background flavors to round out the infusion. The resulting infusion can be enjoyed over ice or mixed into cocktails.

Whipping siphon mulled wine

Mulled Wine Infusion Recipe

Mulled wine is a traditional spiced wine, usually flavored with cinnamon, raisins, orange, and star anise. Using the sous vide infusion process results in a more flavorful, nuanced mulled wine by preventing flavor loss that normally occurs when wine is boiled.

Beet carrot ginger infused vinegar

Carrot Beet Infused Vinegar Recipe

Carrots and beets are a common pairing in many Eastern European cuisines. The sous vide infusion process combines them into a sweet and funky flavored vinegar that goes great drizzled on game meat.

Bacon washed bourbon

Bacon Washed Bourbon Infusion Recipe

Fat washing is the process of infusing the flavors of tasty fats into alcohol. This infused rum is fat washed with a flavorful spiced butter and it takes on the creamy undertones of the milk, the nutty flavor of the browned butter, and the warm flavors of the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ground cherry sous vide infused vodka

Spiced Ground Cherry Infused Vodka Recipe

Ground cherries, or golden berries, have a sweet and tart flavor, that makes a flavorful sous vide vodka infusion. I add some nutmeg and ginger to round out the flavors and contribute some spiciness.

Strawberry basil infused rum

Strawberry Basil Infused Rum Recipe

This infusion always reminds me of eating ripe strawberries and relaxing on the deck. With the basil adding a nice hint of spice to the rum infusion, it goes great in a mojito, rum punch and a fizz.

Mole sous vide bitters

Mole Bitters Infusion Recipe

Using the spices present in many richly flavored, complex Mexican mole sauces in an infusion allows you to quickly add a deepness of flavor with smokey, spicy notes to any drink you want.

Homemade root beer syrup

Sarsaparilla Syrup Infusion Recipe

This infused syrup is made from sarsaparilla root with a backdrop of licorice and vanilla. This sous vide infusion recipe makes a thick, sweet syrup you can mix with club soda, use in cocktails or naturally ferment.

Italian infused olive oil

Taste of Italy Olive Oil Infusion Recipe

This infusion is packed with the tasty traditional Italian flavors of sun dried tomatoes, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary infused into a rich olive oil. The resulting bold infusion is awesome on bread or drizzled on grilled fish.

Pepperoni infused oil sous vide

Pepperoni Infused Oil Recipe

I like to infuse the flavor of pepperoni into canola oil so I can drizzle it on dishes whenever something needs a bump in flavor. Pepperoni infused oil is great on roasted vegetables or as a dip for bread.

Lime coconut infused white balsamic vinegar

Lime and Coconut Infused White Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

I like to infuse the classic flavors of lime and coconut into a white balsamic or rice wine vinegar. The resulting vinegar infusion works great in a shrub or sprinkled over a fruit salad.

Apple pie infused bourbon ingredients

Apple Pie Bourbon Infusion Recipe

This bourbon is flavored with fresh apples and classic apple pie spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. It's a perfect bourbon infusion to sip with dessert or make into a liqueur.

Cherry vanilla infused balsamic vinegar

Cherry Vanilla Infused Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

The sweet and tart cherry flavor goes wonderfully with the taste of earthy vanilla. These strong flavors hold up well when infused into the already deep essences of balsamic vinegar.

Raspberry infused vinegar

Raspberry Infused Vinegar Recipe

Making sous vide raspberry infused vinegar is a great way to preserve fresh berries. I like to make a vinaigrette out of the resulting infusion to serve on spinach salad or as a sauce on white fish like cod or bass.

Dishwasher infusion rum punch

Rum Punch Infusion Recipe

Rum punch is a strong, fruity drink that is best sipped on the beach! This infusion takes many of the common rum punch flavors and infuses them directly in the rum. I like to serve the resulting infusion with a splash of orange juice and pineapple juice.

Sous vide infused apple pear gin

Apple and Pear Infused Gin Recipe

The light, fruity flavors of apples and pears complement the herbal notes from the gin, resulting in a rounded infusion full of flavors. The infused gin is great in martinis and holds up well to other complex cocktails.

Mushroom broth sous vide

Wild Mushroom Infused Broth Recipe

Dried mushrooms are full of concentrated flavors. Infusing them into water creates a rich, flavorful broth that is a wonderful base for building savory dishes. You can alter the spices or herbs used in the infusion to further complement the final dish you are creating.

Arnold palmer sous vide infused vodka

Arnold Palmer Infused Vodka Recipe

I like to mimic an Arnold Palmer by infusing vodka with the lemon and tea flavors, resulting in a flavorful addition to drinks on a hot day. I infuse the lemons first to fully extract their flavors, then add the tea near the end to minimize the bitterness that can be released.

Sun dried tomato chile infused vodka

Chile Tomato Infused Vodka Recipe

This recipe uses guajillo and chipotle chiles to infuse the vodka with smokey and spicy flavors that complement most Bloody Mary mixes. This vodka is very spicy and made to be mixed but it can be tweaked for a mellow, sipping style infusion.

Vanilla orange infused vodka

Orange Vanilla Infused Vodka Recipe

The resulting vodka from this orange and vanilla sous vide infusion is citrusy with a deep vanilla backbone. It is awesome in a martini but my favorite is in a Creamsicle, a rich and creamy dessert cocktail.

Basil siphon infused mozzarella square

Basil Infused Mozzarella Recipe

During the whipping siphon infusion process the aroma of the basil is transferred to the mozzarella, flavoring it and imbuing it with basil essence. Once the mozzarella is infused I like to serve it in a flavorful salad by adding roasted cherry tomatoes and pine nuts.

Rum infused raisins

Spiced Rum Infused Raisins Recipe

Infused raisins are easy to make and take on a great flavor from the spiced rum. Both the raisins and the resulting rum infusion taste great and can be used together or separately.

Fruit salad infused broth pouring

Fruit Salad Infused Broth Recipe

The whipping siphon excels at extracting delicate flavors from food. Infusing water with different fruits creates a flavorful, fruity broth that can be used for chilled soups or as foams.

Bacon infused broth whipping siphon

Bacon Infused Broth Recipe

The smoky, rich flavor of bacon can be extracted into a water infusion to create a flavorful broth. I add some peppercorns and rosemary to round out the flavors. I serve it as a soup base with steamed vegetables and roasted pork pieces as garnish.

Cherry vanilla bitters whipping siphon

Cherry Vanilla Bitters Infusion Recipe

These cherry vanilla bitters are made with a whipping siphon infusion process and are a great way to add rich and deep undertones to your favorite cocktails whenever you want.

Mint infused simple syrup siphon

Mint Infused Simple Syrup Recipe

Infusing pre-homemade simple syrup with mint results in a lighter, more aromatic syrup. This mint simple syrup adds hints of mint to many drinks and is especially good in mojitos or iced tea.

Citrus whipping infused oil

Citrus Infused Oil Recipe

Using the whipping siphon infusion method to capture the nuanced flavors of citrus zest in oil is an excellent way to quickly add it to various dishes.

Thai chile infused peanut oil

Thai Chili Infused Peanut Oil Recipe

Infusing bird's eye chili peppers and Thai chili peppers into peanut oil is a great way to harness their fruity flavors and hot spices while making them easy to use in dishes whenever you want.

Sous vide infused peach brandy

Peach Infused Brandy Recipe

Making your own infusion allows you to produce the exact flavors you are looking for. This peach brandy recipe infuses the sweetness and fruity flavors from ripe peaches into brandy. It also works well with other fruits or berries.

Expresso infused bourbon sous vide

Espresso Infused Bourbon Recipe

Bourbon holds up wonderfully to the strong flavor of espresso and this infusion results in a rich, bold bourbon that can be used in many different cocktails. For a fun variation you can also add a vanilla bean or cinnamon stick to the infusion.

Tuscan infused olive oil

Tuscan Olive Oil Infusion Recipe

This infusion, made with a whipping siphon, encapsulates many of the traditional flavors of Tuscan cooking in a rich and bold olive oil.

Pear ginger whipping siphon infused vinegar

Pear Ginger Vinegar Infusion Recipe

Sweet pears and spicy ginger meld together into a flavorful vinegar infusion that is fantastic on sushi or sprinkled over steamed fish. The resulting pickled pears make a great addition to a chutney or used as a garnish.

Citrus siphon orange lime infused vinegar

Citrus Infused Vinegar Recipe

I often use a few splashes of this vinegar to brighten up the dish by adding even more freshness with the infusion of lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange peels. It's a perfect topping to drizzle on salads or add to cocktails to provide some sour notes.

Smokey chile pepper siphon infused vinegar

Smokey Chile Pepper Vinegar Infusion Recipe

The whipping siphon infusion method excels at pulling out the fruity flavors of ingredients before the spiciness. Don't worry though, this infused vinegar still packs a punch!

White sangria infused wine siphon

White Sangria Infused Wine Recipe

White sangria infused wine is a popular fruity, sweet refreshment. Using the whipping siphon infusion process makes the wine more robust because all the flavor from the fruits is extracted.

Siphon infused grapefruit tonic gin

Grapefruit Tonic Infused Gin Recipe

I use a whipping siphon process to quickly infuse gin with tonic flavors, resulting in a tart alcohol that isn't watered down. Infusing grapefruit adds acidity and citrus notes while cinchona bark adds the quinine tonic flavor.

Cucumber sour apple siphon infused gin

Cucumber and Sour Apple Infused Gin Recipe

This infusion adds the sweet and tart subtle flavors of cucumber and sour apples to the natural gin taste of juniper and herbs. Enjoy this infused gin over ice with club soda or just a splash of tonic water!

Pineapple kiwi infused tequila

Pineapple Kiwi Infused Tequila Recipe

This tropical tasting tequila infusion is fruity and flavorful. The pineapple and kiwi add sweetness with a touch of sour, making the infusion a great liquor to use in sours or margaritas.

Cinnamon infused simple syrup sous vide

Cinnamon Simple Syrup Infusion Recipe

Sous vide simple syrups are a breeze to make and allows me to keep it on hand for easy use! This cinnamon syrup infusion recipe has a spicy and sweet quality to it that I just love to add to drinks or carbonate it by itself.

Mojito infused rum whipping siphon

Mojito Infused Rum Recipe

Mojitos are a combination of tart lime and fresh mint combined with simple syrup and sparkling water over ice. By using a mojito-infused rum you can quickly serve up this refreshing cocktail any time!

Mint chocolate infused vodka2

Chocolate Mint Infused Vodka Recipe

I used the whipping siphon to quickly infuse fresh mint and rich cocoa nibs into vodka for a delightful drink. It is great in a martini and adds a lot of nuance to a White Russian.

Limoncello low

Lemon Infused Vodka Recipe

Lemon infused vodka is a citrusy, flavorful drink and the base for limoncello. By using the whipping siphon to quickly extract the flavors from the lemon peels, the final product is a little less rounded but still so refreshing.

Nitrous oaked manhattan

Nitrous Oaked Manhattan Infusion Recipe

Nitrous oaking is a take on the barrel aging prepared cocktails process by utilizing the whipping siphon. The high pressures draw out the caramel flavors from the toasted oak chips and infuse them into the liquid.

Chocolate pecan infused bourbon

Chocolate Pecan Infused Bourbon Recipe

This infusion pairs rich chocolate and nutty pecans in a bourbon that is robust and full of flavor. It's great served on the rocks but it also makes a mean Manhattan!

Orange vanilla infused cream

Orange Cinnamon Vanilla Infused Cream Recipe

This recipe shows you how to infuse a flavorful cinnamon vanilla cream with traditional methods. It makes for a great addition to milk shakes, gelled into panna cotta or even whipped into whip cream!

Grapefruit bitters dropper top

Grapefruit Bitters Infusion Recipe

Grapefruit bitters are a versatile infusion that adds citrus notes as well as the classic aromatics. It provides a bright spark in martinis, mojitos and other drinks made of light spirits.

Homemade root beer syrup bottle

Root Beer Syrup Infusion Recipe

This root beer infusion recipe makes a thick, sweet syrup you can mix with club soda, use in cocktails, or naturally ferment for a tasty refreshment!

Ginger infused simple syrup

Ginger Infused Simple Syrup Recipe

Making your own ginger simple syrup allows you to control the spiciness of the resulting infusion. Now you can easily add a zing of ginger flavor to cocktails or refreshing club soda.

Rosemary oil2

Rosemary Infused Oil Recipe

This simple infusion results in an aromatic, flavorful olive oil full of rosemary flavor. Add another flavor dimension by drizzling the resulting oil over an entree!

Pesto infused olive oil

Pesto Infused Oil Recipe

In this recipe I infuse olive oil with the classic flavors of Italian pesto. The flavorful oil can then be drizzled on various dishes from pasta to meat to fish to help finish them off.

Roasted beet infused vinegar

Roasted Beet Infused Vinegar Recipe

Infusing roasted beets and toasted spices in vinegar transfers the deep, well rounded flavors into the liquid. The resulting rich and versatile vinegar can be used with many dishes.

Strawberry rhubarb infused vinegar higher

Strawberry Rhubarb Infused Vinegar Recipe

The addition of some strawberries to the rhubarb helps to mellow the flavor and add some sweetness while the mint contributes a background freshness to the vinegar infusion.

Barrel aged alaska

Barrel Aged Alaska Cocktail Infusion Recipe

Barrel aging is the process that gives whiskey, dark rum, aged tequila and many types of wine their flavor. This barrel aged infusion recipe is for the Alaska Cocktail.

Hot toddy infused bushmills

Bushmills Hot Toddy Infusion Recipe

A hot toddy is a classic cold- and flu-killing drink consisting of hot water and whiskey flavored with lemon and cloves. This hot toddy infusion might not cure you of your sickness but it sure tastes great!

Dried chile pepper infused tequila shot

Dried Chile Pepper Tequila Infusion Recipe

This tequila infusion takes on a spicy, fruity, smokey flavor of dried chile peppers; it's a great way to add complexity to different cocktails. I really like it in a paloma or Bloody Mary drink!

Blackberry basil infused rum

Blackberry Basil Infused Rum Recipe

In this infusion the sweet and tart flavor of blackberries pairs wonderfully with the slightly spicy and herbal basil. It is a fruity, flavorful addition to many cocktails and is especially tasty in rum punch or as a liqueur.

Mustard infused oil swordfish herb salad

Sous Vide Sea Bass with Microgreens and Mustard Oil

Sea bass is a light and flavorful fish whose taste can be easily overpowered. This recipe pairs it with a pungent mustard oil that really shines on a micro-greens salad with basil, radish, and tomato.

Rosemary oil

Sous Vide Rosemary and Sage Infused Oil

This recipe focuses on the subtle flavors of the rosemary and sage by using a neutral base oil. With a sous vide machine, the infusion process is simple: combine the ingredients, heat, cool and store! What a great flavor enhancing finishing oil for fish dishes!

Tarragon lemon infused vinaigrette

Sous Vide Tarragon, Lemon, and Shallot Vinaigrette

This recipe infuses the flavors of shallot, lemon, and tarragon into a vinegar and then makes it into a light, bright vinaigrette. This pairing adds several base layers of flavor to the fish. For a modernist twist, thicken it into a sauce with xanthan gum!

Raspberry infused vinegar

Sous Vide Raspberry Infused Vinaigrette

Infused vinegars are a great way to add subtle flavors to vinaigrettes and sauces. When making your own sous vide can compress the infusion process into a matter of hours instead of week or months. I like to use this refreshing raspberry vinaigrette on spinach salad or as a sauce on white fish.

Sun dried tomato chile infused vodka

Sous Vide Chile-Tomato Infused Vodka Bloody Mary

This recipe uses guajillo and chipotle chiles to infuse the vodka with smokey and very spicy flavors that complement most Bloody Mary mixes. You can reduce the spiciness by only using 1 guajillo pepper.

Chile pepper oil foam

Chile Foam Crostini Recipe

This crostini recipe infuses the heat, smokiness and flavor of dried chiles into canola oil, which is then thickened into a foam. It is also a good topping for grilled meats or as a spicy spread for fresh bread. The process of infusing oil with flavors before thickening it leads to countless variations you can adapt to any dish.

Rosemary oil2

White Bean Puree with Rosemary Oil Recipe

This recipe is a great crostini topping for any party, especially if some attendees might be less adventurous eaters! It resembles a more traditional dish but it have a subtle modernist touch. Garnishing the white bean puree with lemon zest pulls in even more highlights to the food.

Maple pecan panna cotta

Maple-Pecan Panna Cotta Recipe

This recipe infuses milk with the great flavor of maple and pecan then turns it into a tender panna cotta dessert. The common modernist gelling ingredients of iota carrageean and kappa carrageenan are used to make the panna cotta portion; an immersion blender and a whipping siphon are both modernist equipment used to make this delicate ending to your meal.

Limoncello low

Quick Limoncello Recipe

Limoncello is a classic Italian digestif from Southern Italy made by macerating lemon peels in alcohol for up to a month. In this recipe I use the modernist equipment power of the whipping siphon to reduce the process down to only 5 minutes. This end product is added to sugar and water; now it's ready to use.

Vanilla orange infused vodka

Creamsicle with Sous Vide Infused Orange-Vanilla Vodka Recipe

Using sous vide infused vanilla-orange vodka makes this modernist cocktail extra flavorful and the half and half adds a richness that cannot be beat.

Whipped goat cheese flatbreads

Honey Goat Cheese Recipe with Port-Infused Figs

Honey goat cheese is already light and airy but in this recipe it gets a modernist cooking twist by using a whipping siphon to turn it into creamy clouds. I serve it on small flatbreads with port-infused figs for a fun texture and taste combination!

Strawberry daiquiri agar gel close

Strawberry Daiquiri Agar Gel Cubes Recipe

These cocktail cubes are a fun way to entertain your guests. They are rum infused strawberries encased in a daiquiri cube. When you bite into them the cube starts off with a sweet and tart flavor followed up by the kick of the rum-infused strawberries.

Orange cinnamon infused bourbon

Orange-Cinnamon Infused Bourbon

My favorite end-of-day drink has to be bourbon. Most days I'll stick to my favorite brands on the rocks or I'll make a Manhattan, but sometimes I'm up for trying something different. In this case, an orange-cinnamon infused bourbon made with my whipping siphon.

Carbonated watermelon salad

Carbonated Watermelon Salad

While the most common and well-known use of a whipping siphon is to create foams you can also use it to infuse liquids and to carbonate liquids. In this modernist recipe, I carbonate the water in watermelon to make a fizzy salad. It's a unique way to present an easy summer dish.