Break out the sous vide immersion cooker to make this smooth cocktail. —INGRAIN, Winter 2018
RECIPE / Ken Hunnemeder
The name says it all. Try it with Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon.
Makes 1 cocktail
2½ ounces bourbon
¾ ounce Campari
¾ ounce sweet vermouth
4 drops Coffee Cardamom Bitters (ingredients + recipe below)
Large ice cube in a cocktail glass.
Bourbon, Campari, vermouth, beer, and bitters together in another glass and pour everything into the cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange peel.
COFFEE CARDAMOM BITTERS
½ cup dark rum
¼ cup whole coffee beans
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
6 cracked cardamom pods
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
Sous vide immersion cooker
Gallon-size zip-top freezer bag
Sous vide water bath to 140°F.
Rum + coffee beans + black peppercorns + cracked cardamom pods + dark brown sugar into a gallon-size zip-top freezer bag. Before you zip the bag, lower it into the preheated sous vide water bath to remove any air pockets.
Ingredients in bath for 1 hour. Cool, strain, and put your fancy bitters in one of those fancy little eye-dropper bottles.