Here is a way to use your Sous Vide Circulator to infuse the flavors of Orange and Vanilla into Vodka so you can make an Orange Creamsicle Cocktail.
For the Orange Vanilla Infused Vodka:
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1.5 cups vodka
Orange Vanilla Infused Vodka Instructions:
Preheat a water bath to 140°F (60°C).
Lightly scrub the outside of the oranges then remove the zest with a vegetable peeler or zester. Make sure little to no pith came off as well, using a paring knife to remove any. The orange pieces can be reserved for garnishing the drink.
Combine all the ingredients in a sous vide bag or Mason jar then seal and place in the water bath. Heat the infusion for 1 to 3 hours.
Prepare an ice bath with 1/2 ice and 1/2 water. Remove the bag or Mason jar from the water bath and place in the ice bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the vodka and store in a sealed container.
2 ounces Orange Vanilla Vodka or other infused spirit
1.5 oz orange juice
1.5 oz half and half
1 orange slice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the orange vanilla vodka, orange juice, and half and half to the shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, until everything is combined well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange slice.
Watch my video below to see me make this recipe step by step.