SPRING'S SMOKESCREEN

"Spring's Smokescreen" is the second drink in the "Smoke Series." I incorporated smoke into this cocktail by shaking the finished drink in a mason filled with smoke from burned pineapple sage. The smoke earthy smoke combined with the lighter and fresher cocktail ingredients created wonderful contrast.

For the drink:

-2 oz gin (Jaisalmer)

-3/4 oz elderflower liqueur (St Germain)

-1/2 oz fresh lime juice

-1/3 oz Hawaij simple syrup


-Pineapple sage


Garnish:

Lime peel


Glassware:

Snifter


Place your glass in the freezer for several minutes. Add the sage to a fire-safe container and blowtorch it. Blow out the flame and immediately cover with a mason jar to trap the smoke. After about a minute place a lid on the jar to seal in the smoke. Combine all your other ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 10 seconds. Pour through a Hawthrone and fine mesh strainer into a glass. Quickly add the drink to the mason jar with the smoke to ensure you don't lose much smoke. Shake for 3-5 seconds (longer if you want a smokier cocktail). Pour into your chilled glass. Garnish.


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