The Smoke Break

The Smoke Break

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pinch cherrywood chips
  • 2 ounces W.L. Weller Special Reserve bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce cream sherry
  • 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Formula vermouth
  • 2 dashes Woodford Reserve spiced cherry bourbon-barrel-aged bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Using a torch and the cherrywood chips, add smoke to a glass decanter, then cover the top of the decanter to capture the smoke.
  2. Add the bourbon, cream sherry, vermouth, both bitters and ice into a mixing glass, and stir until well-chilled.
  3. Strain the contents into the prepared decanter, then cap the decanter so the drink mingles with the smoke. Let sit until desired smokiness is reached.
  4. Pour into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.