Sunday, December 31, 2017

Smoky Mountain Lemonade


This post was sponsored by Breville.  Compensation was received in exchange for this post, though as always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% real.
 

Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you and a friend can win your very own Breville Smoking Guns. 
 
Recipe (and write up) is courtesy of Josh Yaworski. You can find my recipe, and the other half to this project HERE.
 
The thing about bourbon is, I don't like making cocktails (that aren't old fashioned's) with it. Bourbon, in my opinion, is its own star, I usually like it on its own. Some ice, let it melt for a couple minutes, happy. Other thing about bourbon is, none of my friends can drink it straight. Bourbon doesnt have the peatyness of Scotch. It doesn't have the give-you-a-headache punch of rye. It has a sweetness, a smoke, and a spark that makes for a complete character itself, let alone when it's adds to a cocktail. I find this recipe respects the whisky, letting it stay whole at first pour over the ice, slowly adding a sweet and a sour that's finished off nicely with a final kiss of hickory. It's enough whisky I'll drink it, and enough cocktail my friends will too. What I'm saying it, even a whiskey lover will forgive you for drinking a whisky cocktail like this... once you get them to give it a taste. 
Ingredients

Lemon Cordial
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- 4 lemons zest
- 4 cups lemon juice
- 1 cup key lime juice
Lemonade 
- Opt - 1 cup moonshine (remove 1/2 each lemon/lime juice or don't)
- Slush 6 cups ice (measure using blender, level as able)
- 2 cups cordial (poured over ice, after cooled)
Directions

Lemon Cordial

 The cordial mix needs to be boiled until thickens to a simple syrup.  Will keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Lemonade

Blend until smooth.
Pour into cocktail glass.
Pour 2 Oz bourbon onto spoon back over ice (Pouring over spoon will help prevent immediate melting, allowing bourbon to spread over more ice before melting).

Smoke using Breville's Smoking Gun according to manufacturer instructions. 

You and a friend can both win your very own Breville Smoking Guns by tagging each other in this post.  You can gain additional entries by leaving a comment on this post, and this post anytime before January 14th at Midnight MT.  The winners will be announced on January 15th.  
 
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This post was sponsored by Breville.  Compensation was received in exchange for this post, though as always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% real. 

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