Though elite chefs have been using sous vide to infuse wine or alcohol with delicate essences for decades, its usefulness to crafting delicious libations is a very recent trend. This book not only provides the recipes for exotic infusions, but a myriad of delicious recipes for traditional and newly-created cocktails sure to please the most discerning palate. Alcohol is a magnificent solvent and will extract soluble essences from just about anything put into it, and become imbued with the complex flavors of those things. The process is simple but can be time consuming. Sous vide cooking solves the problem for those of us without the patience to wait months for our limoncello or peach brandy. It shortens the infusion time from weeks and months to minutes and hours.