A good cocktail needs to give a drinker an experience both before and after that first sip. With it’s beautiful aesthetic and taste, the Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail is a perfect example of this with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of effort to create an unforgettable and unique beverage.
Steps To Making The Perfect Smoked Old Fashioned
Start by selecting your favorite whiskey to be added into a cocktail shaker. While some prefer the smoky notes of Scotch or bourbon, others choose to use rye or other whiskeys depending on preference. Next, add simple syrup and Angostura bitters before adding ice to the mix. Shake for about 20 seconds and slowly strain your mixture into a whiskey glass before topping it off with smoked water or smoke-infused ice cubes for that extra touch of smoky flavor.
When all the ingredients are in place, stir gently to fuse all flavors. As the ice melts down into the drink, it’s distinct flavor accents from each ingredient such as sweetness from the simple syrup and bitterness from Angostura bitters. To finish it off, garnish it with an orange peel for an added layer of aromatics and give yourself a pat on the back as you sip away on your perfect smoked old fashioned cocktail.
- 2 oz bourbon whiskey
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 2 – 3 dashes of bitters
- Garnish with orange peel
By using just these few basic elements combined with smoky flavoring agents such as smoked water or smoke-infused ice cubes, you can craft an unforgettable smoked old fashioned that will impress even the most discerning of whiskey drinkers. So why not give it a try? With its smooth but complex flavor profile and simple yet sophisticated presentation, this smoked old fashioned recipe is sure to be making regular appearances at your next gathering!
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