All over the country the heat is hitting hard. From Florida to Upstate New York, the temperatures are high. I’m sure a lot of cold and refreshing drinks are on the mind- lemonade,ice tea, mojitos, just about anything that takes that heated edge off. But what if we took that idea of a refreshing cold drink to the next level with powerful flavors and versatility and using the rapid infusion technique. Really, there are endless opportunities when creating mixture drinks using the rapid infusion technique. We can call it performance under pressure. Rapid infusion is incredibly simple. Just add any pourous flavoring ingredient, like cocoa nibs, lemon zest, rosemary or cilantro into a cream whipper and add liquid. Any kind of liquid will do: olive oil, liquor, water, juice and then charge it with 1 nitrous oxide charger and voila! It’s that simple! What would normally take weeks to make or sacrifice flavor, you can now make in minutes. It’s a technique we use a lot and not just in liquids. Its also easy to marinate chopped or small pieces of meat quickly. There are endless possibilities for those adventurous types!
The people at Purity Vodka recently put a video out of a recipe they created called purity pineapple rain, and its really easy!
Purity Pineapple Rain:
Ingredients for 1 pint Whipper
Fresh cubed pineapple
2 oz Purity vodka
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz soda water
Place two ounces of fresh cubed pineapple into a 1 pint whipped cream dispenser with 2oz Purity Vodka. . Charge with two nitrous oxide cream chargers, swirl and then let sit for two minutes. Rapidly release the gas by venting in an upright position, and allow to sit until bubbling subsides. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add simple syrup and top with soda. Garnish with the Purity infused pineapple cubes and a pineapple leaf.