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Smoked Bourbon Old Fashioned - Your Halloween Libation





  • 2 parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
  • ¼ - ½ part simple syrup. See recipe below.
  • Dash of Fee Brother's Aromatic Bitters
  • Lemon Peel
  • Stir and strain the bourbon, simple syrup and bitters
  • Garnish with a lemon peel

SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE: Stir together equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat, occasionally stir and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool. Transfer the syrup to a container with a tight fitting lid, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.



STEP 1: Mix your drink in a bar shaker or glass. Cover the top of the shaker or carafe with plastic wrap, leaving one edge open for the rubber smoking tube of a smoking gun (we used The Smoking Gun available at Food52).

STEP 2: Insert the tube all the way to the bottom of the drink. Fire the smoking gun to fill the shaker with smoke. Quickly remove the hose and seal the top of the shaker with plastic.

STEP 3: Let stand for three to four minutes, then uncover and stir in the smoke with a bar spoon. Repeated as needed to achieve the desired degree of smokiness.