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  By PolyScience Culinary    

October 15, 2021


“Sous Vide an entire cocktail really changes the dynamic of the cocktail. The flavors of all of the ingredients bind together more than a traditional batched cocktail. Sous Vide expands the components in the bitters as well leaving the consumer with endless layers of flavors throughout the drink. A full Sous Vide cocktail also reduces the bartenders steps when making a drink which leaves more time to capture more sales.” ~ Phil Wills, The Spirits in Motion


Spiced Manhattan Batch

16 oz. Rye whiskey

8 oz. Sweet vermouth

1/2 tsp Angostura bitters

1 Cinnamon stick

5 Black peppercorns, whole

3 Whole nutmeg

2 Cloves, whole

1 Star anise, whole

1/2 Peel of Orange

To Serve

2 1/2 oz. Spiced Manhattan Batch

1 Luxardo cherry

1 Orange peel, flamed


Coupe, chilled


Spiced Manhattan Batch

Combine all ingredients in a sous vide bag and vacuum seal.

Set the HydroPro to 150°F and cook for 1hr.

Remove the bag from the water bath and place in an ice bath to stop slow the infusion. Chill completely.

Strain through a fine mesh strainer and store refrigerated.

To Serve

Pour 2.5 oz of the batched cocktail into a mixing glass and stir with ice.

Strain into a chilled coupe.

Garnish with a Luxardo cherry and flamed orange.

Phil Wills has been in the bar business for over 20 years. His experience comes from all types of establishments. From corporate restaurants, independent local bars and major night clubs to high end mixology craft cocktail bars. In 2011 he started his own consultancy,
The Spirits In Motion©, with long time friend and bar business partner Tony Pereyra.

The Spirits In Motion© is an L.A. beverage-consulting company. Together, Phil and Tony have a combined over 35 years of bar and restaurant experience. Throughout their careers, Phil and Tony have gained expertise in every facet of the beverage industry. They have been crafting, creating, and training all over the U.S. and even internationally. With contributing to the opening of over 400 bar and restaurants to date, they provide innovations in mixology, structured bar programs, strategic partnerships and positive training experiences. Believing in their motto, “Beverage is our business, Hospitality is our passion”, remix, rebuild or refresh, they keep The Spirits In Motion©.

Phil Wills has been featured in multiple conference engagements such as Nightclub & Bar Show, VIBE, The Flavor Experience, National Restaurant Show and Tales of the Cocktail to name a few. While appearing in multiple media outlets, he currently is an expert on the hit TV show Bar Rescue on Paramount Network for the past 6 seasons. His passion lies with the creation of great crafted cocktails, education and training to make the craft of tending bar better as a whole.


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