Must-Try Cocktails With Vapor Infused Herbs And Spices

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Must-Try Cocktails With Vapor Infused Herbs
New technology cannot only be seen in the latest gadgets we have. Even the world of food and beverages is also a witness to a number of developments as well. A new art and science of bar-tending, known as mixology, stemmed from additions of new culinary appliances that made mixing drinks more creative, daring and adventurous. Mixologists, traditionally called bartenders, nowadays do not only create classic cocktails but also concoct brand-new cocktail drinks with the help of a volcano vaporizer.

When most people thought a Volcano vaporizer can only be used as an alternative to tobacco smoking, professional mixologists have a more ingenious way of utilizing the said gadget. This revolutionary device gave birth to aroma-infused cocktails. In fact, bottles of infused alcohol now cost double and even triple of the conventional ones. It would rather be a wise investment to get yourself a Volcano Vaporizer and mix your own drinks right at home.

Cocktails With Vapor Infused Herbs
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Here are two sample cocktails you can create yourself from NewTasteToday.com:

Caipiroska Infused with Mint-Ginger

Ingredients:
  • 3 slices -- fresh ginger root
  • 5 pcs -- mint sprigs
  • 1 ½ tsp. -- raw organic cane sugar or turbinado
  • 4 oz. -- white rum
  • 1 pc -- sliced whole lime
  • Ground ice
Instruments Needed:
  • Volcano Vaporizer
  • Blender or grinder
  • Cocktail shaker
  • High ball glass (chilled)
Mixing Directions:

1. Combine fresh ginger root and mint sprigs. Leave a few mint sprigs for garnishing. Put in a blender or grinder and chop finely or grind.
2. Put the finely grounded mixture into the filling chamber of the vaporizer. Set the temperature to high (around 375 to 425 deg F). Let the vaporizer warm up.
3. Get a cocktail shaker, squeeze out the lime juice and mix in the rum.
4. Add the mixology attachment to the shaker. Use the fan to allow vapor to bubble through the mixture.  Do this in 10 to 15 seconds bursts for at least two minutes.
5. Add ground ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain and pour in a pre-chilled high ball glass.
6. Sprinkle some cane sugar over the top or add turbinado. Garnish with mint sprig and serve.

Tequila Twist (Infused with Cayenne pepper)

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. -- dried and finely grounded Cayenne pepper
  • 8 pcs -- fresh blueberries
  • 1 oz. -- squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz. -- Orange liqueur (Triple sec or Cointreau)
  • 1 ½ oz. -- tequila
  • ¾ oz.  - Agave nectar
  • Ice cubes
Instruments Needed:
  • Vaporizer
  • 2 glasses
Mixing Directions:

1. Fill the vaporizer's chamber with Cayenne pepper. Turn on the vaporizer and set to low temperature (between 215 and 305 deg F). Let the vaporizer warm up.
2. In a glass, combine blueberries, lime juice and orange liqueur.
3. In another glass, pour a shot of tequila. Submerge the mixology attachment in the glass.
4. Turn on the fan or pump once the vaporizer reaches the set temperature.
5. Let the vapour bubble through the tequila for 30 seconds or more. Repeat two to three times.
6. Combine the ingredients in both glasses. No need to strain.
7. Add some ice cubes and serve.

There are many other infused cocktail mixes out there. There is the Vodka infused with Lemon Grass and the Vodka Martini infused with Rose petals. The possibilities are endless as long as you let your creative juices flow.
Sam Moser
About the Author:

Sam Moser is a freelance content writer who has been commissioned to report on a variety of topics ranging from the fashion industry to immigration law.  Since graduating from the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Sam has almost written exclusively for the web.  Sam has recently experimented with the Volcano vaporizer for making cocktails, and recognizes why it's best to leave mixing to the professionals.

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