26 June 2021

From the bartender’s corner – Dragon’s Breath

This is a smoked drink. I picked up the recipe from Barbecue Bible. Apparently, this drink was made by the Moldovian Aleks Karavay at the restaurant Renegade in Scottsdale.

First fill a snifter with smoke from some woodchips. I used Hickory today. In a separate mixer, add ice, 2 ounces of bourbon and one teaspoon of Elderflower liqueur, Cointreau and simple syrup. Shake them vigorously and pour it directly into the smoke filled snifter.

2 June 2021

From the bartender’s corner – Bairn

I needed to finish up my Cointreau bottle. There was a little left and it was taking up shelf space. So, was looking for a unique cocktail with it. This is what I came up with after some research – a Bairn. This is blended scotch with cointreau and orange bitters. Predictably very orange forward in the nose. Served in a snifter or a lowball glass.