Smoke Sumn

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Halloween cocktails

Use a rocks glass to cap smoking wood chips and cinnamon sticks. Once the glass turns cloudy and opaque, remove it from the smoke and quickly build Justin Hazelton’s version of the old fashioned.

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1 cocktail

  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 stick Palo Santo
  • 2 ounces Old Overholt rye
  • ½ ounce vanilla demerara syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Creole bitters
  • Garnish: Smoked cherry
  • Special equipment: Handheld blowtorch
  1. On a wooden cutting board, form cinnamon stick pieces and woodchips into a pile. Torch until cinnamon and wood are red hot. Cover with a upside-down rocks glass to capture the smoke.
  2. In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine rye, demerara syrup, and bitters. Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into smoked rocks glass.
  • Recipe By
    Justin Hazelton of Leah & Louise in Charlotte, North Carolina

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