How to Use Laughing Gas to Speed Up the Infusion Process for Cocktails

Love infused cocktails, but don’t have the patience to wait for the flavor to take? Anthony Carboni and Tara Long of Hard Science demonstrate how to shortcut the process by using nitrous oxide aka laughing gas via whipped cream dispensers (aka “Whip-Its”).

The pressure inside the whipping syphon is about five times of that of the earth’s atmosphere and that pressure means you can push more of nitrous oxide into the ingredients…when all that pressure is suddenly released, it makes all the nitrous oxide exit the material really quickly and it bubbles around and agitates everything on a microscopic level.

They’ve also provided some useful tips, recipes and information on the Hard Science site should you wish to try this process at home.

video by Hard Science

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.