Experiments with Laughing Gas
Those of you in the know are well aware that I recently bought an iSi Gourmet Whip Plus. Most people use them to make whipped cream, a purpose which this devices handles deftly, but we are not most people.
Fancy chefs also use these for foams and emulsions. [We'll save those for a latter date.]
Today we'll be using it to infuse booze with flavor.
Our first base spirit is white rum.
Why white rum?
Because I don't keep vodka in my house and the white rum was the cheapest base spirit I had available. I think I paid $14 for a full liter.
And I love daiquiris.
*...drinks two daiquiris...*
aaaand we're back.
The results were absolutely fantastic.
GIVE IT A SHOT.
Basic Infusion Recipe:
10g of something (lemon, pistachios, etc)
10g of some complementary flavor (basil, coffee, etc)
120ml (4oz) base spirit (vodka, rum, whiskey, etc)
Cream whipper (e.g., iSi Gourmet Whip Plus)
N2O charger (not CO2)
A sturdy liver
- Add all ingredients to the whipper, secure lid, charge with N2O charger, and shake for a few seconds.
- Gently swirl or vigorously shake for 60 seconds.
- Slowly vent the gas. [Feel free to inhale if you like rum-flavored whippets].
- Strain and reserve the liquid. Discard the solids. Use in your new favorite drinks!