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Smoked Manhattan / Old Fashion (bitters/syrup/liquor)

Discussion in 'Other' started by jceroli42, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. jceroli42

    jceroli42 Fire Starter

    Afternoon all... Been to a few speakeasy bars and recently had some great cocktails with a "smoked" aspect. I'm wondering if anyone does this at home and if so how? Smoking Gun (Breville), Actually smoke the liquid, or use liquid smoke? Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.
  2. WaterRat

    WaterRat Meat Mopper

    At a bar near me the bartender has a cherrywood plank. She hits it with a torch to get it smoking then inverts a glass to capture the smoke. I haven't seen her do it, I learned about it when I was talking with her at another local pub. I'm not sure if the glass is slightly wetted to help capture the smoke. Hmmm, keep forgetting to stop there, need to put it on my list ;)
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  3. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Few ways to do it: Just blow the smoke into the glass...

    You can blow the smoke into the glass with the drink inside.

    You can wet the glass with a measure of spirits intended to be mixed into the drink, thus they can capture it better.

    You can also set up the smoke gun to blow the smoke into the drink, like submerge the exhaust tube into said drink.

    Also I've seen things where instead of a smoke gun, they used smoked ice.
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  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cold smoke the liquid your using. Many a member has smoked water to make smoked ice for their favorite cocktail. Just put your favorite beverage in a container, place it in your smoker and give it a stir every once in a while. I haven't touched liquor since the mid-eighties so I can't give a personal opinion on taste, but most folks really like the smokey profile.

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  5. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I must be doing it wrong, I drink the Manhatten and smoke a cigar.
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  6. The way I have seen it done is bartender uses smoke gun\tube. Covers the drink with plastic wrap and cuts a hole in it. Then blows the smoke into the drink. Never made a smoked drink myself though.
  7. zwiller

    zwiller Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just was at Hyde Park and my buddies got them. Seemed like a cedar plank to me but could be cherry. Pretty much a presentation "look at me I am rich" thing IMO. Don't think you'd get the same wow factor smoking liquid/cheating. There has to be a big production with the plank and all and everyone around you smelling it for maximum effect. Kinda like when you order fajitas... Many other way to rock them, if you want pointers, I am a manhattan guy...
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    JC42, A single malt peated Scotch will give you all the smoke you need !:)