This week's Featured Cocktail comes to us from Richmond, Virginia bartender, Mattias Hägglund.
Smoked Belle Isle Maple Old Fashioned
- 2oz Smoked Belle Isle Premium Moonshine
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Cinnamon tincture; 12-15 drops
- 1/4oz bourbon barrel aged maple syrup
In a shaker with ice, combine ingredients and stir. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with a lemon twist.
All Recipes Courtesy of Mattias Hagglund - Heritage - Richmond, VA
- 12 to 15 cinnamon sticks
- 100 proof vodka
Toast the cinnamon sticks in a pan over medium/hight heat until they become very aromatic. Let cool and add them to a 16oz mason jar and add the vodka. Age for at least a month shaking daily if possible. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve or coffee filter before serving.
Smoked Belle Isle Premium Moonshine
Pour one full bottle of Belle lsle Premium Moonshine into a stainless steal catering tray. In a matching tray, fill an ice bath and place the tray containing the moonshine on top so that the spirit stays cool during the smoking process. In a table top or full size smoker, bring the internal tempera- ture to roughly 200 degrees before adding enough soaked apple wood chips to create a large amount of smoke. When chips begin to smoke, add stainless trays and let smoke for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and serve.