The Royal Affliction
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About this Cocktail

This is an original cocktail from the site StirAndStrain.com

If you like smoke and bourbon, try it.

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 3/4 oz Blackberry Syrup (recipe on the blog)
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 dashes Scrappy’s Celery Bitters
  • 2 cleaned sprigs of rosemary, aproximately 5″-6″ long
  • tea candle and holder
Preparation:

IMPORTANT: get everything ready before you begin, this will move fast. Light the tea candle and place the rosemary across the top on the candle holder. This will take a minute to warm up and start smoking. It’s best if your rosemary has not dried completely from cleaning (not wet, but not bone dry). In a shaker filled 2/3 with ice, add the first four ingredients and shake well until chilled. Set aside. Once the rosemary starts to smoke, place a snifter glass over the top so that the smoke fills the glass completely. Using the card stock, slide it over the top of the glass to “hold” the smoke inside until you pour your drink in. Remove the rosemary from the candle. When you are ready, quickly remove the card stock and strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.

3 Comments
  • As Aa
    Awesome prep. Sounds like fun, will definitely try. Thanks for sharing.
  • Chris Messina
    Smoking the glass is a neat trick I first saw performed at Big in San Francisco.
  • Colin Fahrion
    I substitutes muddled blackberries and gum syrup for the blackberry syrup and it was delicious! Love the smoke! I also put the ice in the glass with the smoke for a bit so that the ice absorbed the smoke flavor a bit.

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