This drink at Trifecta in Portland, Ore., is designed to replicate a barrel-aged cocktail. Maple wood is charred in a wood-fired oven, then added to a bag with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth and Chartreuse and cooked sous vide at 149.9oF for two hours.
Ingredients in The Charred Maple Wood Tipperary Cocktail
How to make The Charred Maple Wood Tipperary Cocktail
Makes 3 quarts, or 32 3-oz cocktails.
Combine the three spirits in a sous vide bag and set aside.
Char the sugar maple in a wood-fired oven or with a crème brulée torch.
Once the wood has stopped smoking, place it in the bag with the spirits, then place that bag in another sous vide bag, and set in a sous vide machine set at 150oF for three hours. Remove the wood after the infusion.
For each cocktail, combine 3 oz of the mix with ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.