I am really starting to believe that anything can be smoked in some form or another. I saw this recipe and wanted to share.
Looks mighty tasty. The Hickory Infused Bourbon caught my eye. Here is the page:
Grilling with cocktails is a backyard tradition that I look forward to each year. This summer, I wanted to experiment with getting the grill into my cocktail. The Smoking Peach starts with a base of hickory smoke-infused bourbon. Jagged hickory chips are singed with a blowtorch, and then steeped in bourbon for up to one week. This process amps up the smoky notes of bourbon, infusing a pleasant grilled flavor. You’ll want to use middle-shelf bourbon here, like Jim or Jack.
Next, I throw some maple-soaked peaches on a charcoal grill and cook until tender and caramelized. After a quick blitz in the blender, the grilled peach puree lends a sweet smokiness to the cocktail. Plus, peaches are quintessential to summer. To balance and brighten flavors, I finish the drink with maple syrup, lime juice, and angostura bitters. This golden-hued cocktail is completed with a wedge of grilled peach patterned with flecks of caramelized fruit.
If you want to serve this warm-weather libation at your next backyard bash, you can easily scale up the ingredients and serve it in a pitcher or drink dispenser. Be sure to have plenty of ice on hand and garnishes abound.
Hickory Smoke Infused Bourbon
Yield: 1 cup
Tools: blowtorch, jar, strainer
1 cup (60 g) hickory chips
1 cup (240 ml) good quality bourbon
1. Carefully char the wood chips with a blowtorch or underneath a broiler. Let the chips cool, and then place them in a medium-sized jar. Add bourbon, and then seal the lid.
2. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 week. Start tasting around day 3. You can strain the mixture once the desired level of smokiness is achieved.
3. To strain, line a basket strainer with a damp coffee filter. Pour the bourbon through the strainer into a clean container. Discard the solids. Bourbon can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for several months.