THE JAPANESE DOVE

"The Japanese Dove" is the first drink in the "Smoke Series." For this cocktail, I pre-smoked the glass by roasting some raw peanuts with a kitchen blowtorch. I allowed the cold glass to absorb the aroma as I made the drink and then I poured it in. I really enjoyed the hint of umami the soy sauce gave the drink.

For the drink:

-1 1/4 oz American whiskey (Barrell Dovetail)

-3/4 oz sake vermouth (Oka Kura 'Japanese Bermutto' Vermouth)

-1/2 oz calvados (Boulard VSOP)

-1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

-1/3 oz blue agave simple syrup

-5 drops soy sauce (Kikkoman)


-Raw unsalted peanuts


Garnish:

Peanut


Glassware:

Rocks glass


Place your glass in the freezer for several minutes. Add the peanuts to a firesafe container and blowtorch them. Blow out the flame and immediately cover with your glass to trap 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. Garnish.


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