The Toronto cocktail is a cousin of the of the Old Fashioned, with the addition of Fernet Branca. Because it’s December, Corpen Distillers wanted to make it a bit more festive with the addition of a Christmas tree simple syrup which was then complimented with Cynar in place of Fernet.
The addition of smoke adds depth to classic cocktails and an innovative twist to new creations. Whether a drink is shaken, stirred, or simply served neat, adding smoke to spirits is relatively easy with the techniques outlined in the videos below.
First created at VOX Table in Austin. The original recipe can be found below whilst the video contains an adapted recipe – with no Cocchi Americano on the back bar, I improvised with a combination of sweet and dry vermouth. I was quite happy with the results.