Friday, August 16, 2013

The Porthole Arrives

The Porthole by atl10trader
The Porthole, a photo by atl10trader on Flickr.
The Porthole has arrived and is part of the kitchen arsenal.

What's it do?

Slice of fruit, add herbs and/or spices, drop in a liquid and let the combination sit for a while and . . . well, infuse.

I've heard to do so for a short amount of time if alcohol's involved and longer if its oils or vinegars.

Personally I am planning to make my liquid a simple syrup and then use the infused result as an ingredient in my cocktails. My first will be a modification of the original Blueberry drink served at Aviary, where it was first commissioned.

The ingredients for the Blueberry drink are:
Ingredients: Dried hibiscus, freeze-dried pomegranate, thyme flowers, grapefruit zest, lemon zest, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, Bulleit Rye whiskey, Carpano Antica vermouth, Angostura orange bitters and white verjus

Here are the product details:
Tempered Low Iron Glass, FDA Grade ABS, Stainless Steel, FDA Grade Silicone
exterior dimensions: 7" x 7" x 2" (17cm x 17cm x 5cm)
interior dimensions: 6" diameter x 1" (150cm dia x 2.5cm)
volume: 13 fl oz (390ml)

design by Martin Kastner.

I'll have some good photos to share when its done.

If you have any suggestions or tips to share, please leave them in the comments. Thank you!

Via Flickr:
Let the infusions begin!

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