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Featured Cocktail: Smoked Moonshine Old Fashioned

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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

Cinnamon Tincture

  • 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.