The Porthole Infuser does exactly what you think it does. Moreover, it looks great while doing it. Made for the most delicious and Instagram-worthy infusions, the Porthole can make everything from infused cocktails, to syrups, to oils, dressings, or even cold-brewed artisan teas and coffees. Inspired by a submarine or ship’s porthole style window, the Porthole Infuser is circular with transparent panels on both sides, literally offering a window into the liquid infusion process happening on the inside.
The design is rather unique and immediately striking, making the Porthole a rather interesting centerpiece for your dinner table. The circular form comes with a spout on top, and a dead-weight at the bottom corner, that keeps it stable and upright, while also breaking the circle’s form, making for an interesting aesthetic. The transparent panels are removable and can lock in place using a threaded screw in the center. A gasket around the rim prevents the oil/water/alcohol from leaking outwards. Fill the center space with fruits, vegetables, spices, or anything else that you want to extract the flavor from. Then once you fill the ingredients in and lock the panel in place, stand the Porthole upright and pour the liquid down the spout. An arced filter keeps the solids in its place, permitting only the liquid to flow. Let the Porthole sit for a few hours, allowing the liquid to extract every ounce of flavor from the ingredients, while also making for a beautiful display of the infusion process. Agitate the Porthole once or twice in between to make sure the flavors mix well. Then when you’re done infusing, pour the liquid out and enjoy an absolute orgy of flavors and fragrances. Wow!
P.S. I’ve left you a recipe for a life-affirming, heart-warming cocktail at the bottom of this article. Enjoy!
Designer: Martin Kastner (Crucial Detail)