Variables abound in SpeakEZ’s George R.R. Martin-inspired cocktail. The distinct applewood-smoke flavor imparted with a special smoke gun can be altered by how much you inject into the snifter, as well as the amount of time you let it mingle with the ice cube and sage leaf. Vanilla and caramel notes of the Maker’s Mark add a delicate touch to the smoke flavor, along with the floral St. Germain and sweetness of the plum bitters.
(Makes one drink)
2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
2 oz. St. Germain Liqueur
2 dashes plum bitters
1 sage leaf
Cocktail smoke gun
Rub sage leaf around the rim of a cocktail snifter with one large ice cube inside. Following the instructions on the box of your brand new smoke gun, inject the snifter with your desired amount of applewood smoke. Then cover the top of the glass and let smoke and sage leaf rest. Pour Maker’s Mark, St. Germain and plum bitters into a resealable carafe. Inject smoke into the carafe and stir liquors. When finished, pour the smoke-infused liquors into snifter.
SpeakEZ Lounge is located at 600 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids. speakezlounge.com, (616) 458-3125