Also as I had found one of the most intriguing entries to the latest Mixology Monday was Feu de Vie's Wind Whisperer I figured the cocktails gods were trying to tell me something: Get smoking
I settled on building something from bourbon, rum, Galliano, lemon, rose tincture and burning Earl Gray tea.
As a gear junkie my first impulse was to buy a smoke gun, but I took a cue from Kate's solution and my bank manager thanks you for that.
So method was mostly inspired by Kate and drink mostly from Jamie Boudreau and the name is thanks to expert marketing of the Galliano company.
First set up your cocktail ready to shake:
- 4 cl bourbon - I used Bulleit
- 4 cl rum - not too sweet I used Barbancourt 3 star
- 1,5 cl Galliano
- 1,5 cl lemon juice
- 5 drops rose tincture
It worked well and once I had a bottle full of smoke, I corked it and brought it into my kitchen where I gave the cocktail a good shake with ice and strained it into the smoke bottle before pouring it into a coupe and garnishing with a pretty flower. I figured bongheads were into flowers back in the day, weren't they? I can't remember.