Recipe: Smoked Old Fashioned
When Jack Frost is ever so slightly nipping at your nose, pour yourself a modernized version of this classic with aromatic plumes curling around the glass.
2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes of bitters
1 Bordeaux cherry
Oak chips (or oak plank or herbs)
Stir bourbon, simple syrup and bitters with ice and strain over a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Add cherry to glass. Have a large snifter at the ready. Prepare a smoker with oak chips and torch to fill glass with smoke. Cap glass with snifter for at least 30 seconds to capture smoke and allow oak flavors to mix with the cocktail. Uncap and serve. (If you don’t have a smoker, you can smoke your glass by torching an oak plank or fresh herbs and capping it with your rocks glass before straining in the cocktail to capture the smoke flavors.)
Recipe and photo courtesy of Bonefish Grill; cocktail served at all area locations.