Like the Cranberry Cosmopolitan, this cocktail is another delicious holiday drink with booze infused right inside a Stasher bag. Homemade infusions are wonderful — you can tweak them to your personal tastes, plus they're free from preservatives and fake flavorings.
What's great about using a sous vide machine for Stasher bag infusions? What would take about a week to make without a sous vide gets done in just a few hours. You can also do the infusion and mix your cocktail in the Stasher bag for easier clean up.
A little historical note about flips: You don’t see them as much anymore due to concerns around raw egg. However, if you have a clean workspace, wash your hands frequently, and use pasteurized eggs, there's no need to worry. This is a fabulous drink, and if you love eggnog you'll love flips.
Okay, let’s make this delicious cocktail!
Butternut Infused Rum
- 1 pound butternut squash, cubed
- 2 cups spiced rum
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 cloves
- 10 allspice berries
- Add the butternut squash to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake it for 45 minutes at 425 degrees F.
- Add the cooked butternut squash, rum, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice berries to a large Stasher bag. Seal, removing as much excess air as possible.
- Place the bag in a medium pot, covered with water. Using a thermometer, bring the temperature up to 150 degrees F then cook the mixture for at least three hours. You can also use a sous vide device but it's not required.
- After the mixture has cooked, strain out the infused rum, leaving the solids behind. This is easy to do with the bag itself and we all love having less dishes to wash, right?
- Chill the rum.
Vanilla Butternut Flip
- 11/2 ounces Butternut Rum
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- Crushed ice
- Nutmeg for garnish
- You can make this cocktail in batches of two in most shakers, but the ingredient list above is for a single cocktail.
- Add the infused rum, egg, brown sugar, vodka, and ice to a Stasher bag. Seal the bag and shake it for about 20 seconds, making sure the egg fully mixes in. It must be well incorporated with the alcohol for food safety reasons.
- Strain into an old fashioned glass.
- Top with freshly grated nutmeg.
This post was written for Stasher by our friend Jerry Jerry Stone. Jerry has also contributed to Discovery Channel, Whole Foods Market, and TreeHugger.