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.
The Improved Whiskey Cocktail is a surprisingly smooth mix of rye whiskey (preferably Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey), Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, a touch of sugar and Angostura Bitters.
A pre-prohibition cocktail that has made a come back over recent years. The addition of a splash of red wine differentiates it from a Whiskey Sour and gives it an interesting twist worth trying.
The Old Fashioned is true to the cocktail definition; spirits, bitters, water & sugar. Usually recipes call for a Bourbon or Rye Whiskey but today we’ve used a Hybrid Whiskey – essentially a Bourbon & Scotch blend. Personally I like the sweet spiciness from using a rye whiskey yet this is a good tweak on the classic nonetheless.
The Cobbler has been around since the early 1800s. It’s such a versatile drink and riffs on the sherry cobbler (such as this one) are easily made by incorporating seasonal muddled fruit or syrups. I highly recommend a Pineapple Cobbler!