Calling all whiskey lovers! You've never had an Old Fashioned like this. Created by Mixologist Garn McCown, this Smoked Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe is meant to hit the spot and wow your senses at the same time. You'll use classics like Knob Creek Rye Whiskey and Scrappy's Bitters while taking your cocktail to the next level with the Fortessa Smoking Cloche. Seriously, you'll want to have a party just so that you can show off this cocktail recipe. To get started with this Cocktail Recipe Class, check out the ingredients and bar essentials you'll need below.
Step 1: Add alcohol to a mixing glass.
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Step 2: Add bitters.
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Step 3: Make a simple syrup and infuse it into your mixture using the Porthole Infuser.
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Step 4: Add ice.
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Step 5: Stir ingredients using a teardrop bar spoon.
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Step 6: Pour the mixture into a glass.
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Step 7: Smoke the cocktail using the Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Cloche.
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Step 8: Chill the cocktail by adding ice.
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Step 9: Add a garnish.
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If you follow all of the steps in the Smoked Old Fashioned Recipe Class above, you're sure to have a great, classic cocktail you will enjoy.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Garn McCown worked his way through high school and college at Georgia Tech in restaurants and bars as early as 14-years-old. He began his spirits career in small restaurants, dive bars, and clubs, where he continually strived to learn and grow. This fueled his passion for craft cocktails, quality spirits, and ingredients, and cutting edge techniques. Garn truly began his craft cocktail endeavors at Bluepointe in the Buckhead Financial District of Atlanta, continuing to grow and learn at both high-volume and craft programs with Kimpton Hotels, Seed Kitchen and Bar, Marriott Hotels, The Pool Hall, The Aviary, and Gypsy Kitchen & The Southern Gentleman.