Giving homemade liqueurs as gifts is a favorite party trick of mine. They’re fun to customize, inexpensive to make, and—if you have a whipping siphon—very easy to throw together at the last minute.
Whipping siphons tools that seem best for fancy restaurant chefs. I appreciate everything you can do with them, but I’m not topping my weeknight dinner with a smoked salmon espuma. I’m interested in how it can help me speed things up, particularly infusions. Here’s are some clever ways you can put one to use at home.