Monday, September 23, 2013

MxMo LXXVII: Smoke!—Smoky Mountain Boogie

It’s time again for another Mixology Monday. A big Fogged In thank-you to our host Elana of Stir and Strain for a theme close to my heart, a flavor I crave intensely—smoke. There’s any number of exciting ways to work with smoke in cocktails. For this round, I thought of an ingredient I like a lot, smoke beer. Today I’ve used a favorite oak smoke doppelbock by Schlenkerla in a riff on a classic bourbon cocktail that normally calls for champagne, the Seelbach Cocktail. The original version is a house specialty of the Seelbach Hotel in Kentucky.


Smoky Mountain Boogie
  • 1 oz bourbon (Buffalo Trace)
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 7 dashes Regans’ No. 6 Orange Bitters
  • 7 dashes Bar Keep Baked Apple Bitters
  • 5 oz smoke beer (Schlenkerla doppelbock)
Stir bourbon, Cointreau and bitters briefly with ice and strain into a chilled pokal or other slender pilsner glass. Fill with smoke beer. Orange twist.

Smoke, fruit, spice and refreshing bitterness. Both bitters are perfect complements to the doppelbock.

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