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A Smoked Ice Cocktail: A twist on a classic Old Fashioned made with Smoked Ice!
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Smoked Ice Cocktail

A twist on a classic Old Fashioned using Smoked Ice. Recipe and Video.
Cuisine Cocktail, Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon sugar or 1 sugar cube
  • 3-4 dashes bitters we like the cherry bitters from Carlton Cocktail Company
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 large smoked ice cube
  • 2 smoked cherries Maraschino cherries are an acceptable substitute
  • 1 orange peel slice about 2 inches long

Instructions

To Smoke Ice:

  • Preheat smoker to 200 degrees (F).
  • Place water in a large glass bowl or dish. Place on smoker for 2-3 hours until the color begins to change into a mild yellowish tint and you like the flavor (make sure to taste test at the 2 hour mark for flavor. You want a mild smoke influence. Remove.
  • Strain water using a fine mesh strainer and distribute into ice cube molds and freeze.

For the Cocktail:

  • In a large rocks glass, place the sugar, bitters and bourbon and mix together.
  • Add your smoked ice cube.
  • Garnish with your orange slice and smoked cherries.

Notes

Let the drink sit for 1-2 minutes to let some of that smoked ice begin to melt and integrate into your drink. Some will add a dash of club soda or water to an Old Fashioned, BUT it's not needed here because of that smoked ice. It will slowly melt and add incredible smoky flavor to your drink.