Sunday, December 31, 2017

Smoky Salted Sipping Caramel

Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you and a friend can win your very own Breville Smoking Guns. 
Move over hot chocolate, there's a new hot beverage in town. 
About a year or so after I started this blog, I attended my very first food bloggers conference in Seattle.  The evening cocktail reception featured some pretty amazing appetizers and drinks, but what kept me going back for more was the sipping caramel.  Before this, I never dreamed such a thing existed.  It had a thick, warm, and velvety texture, and a hint of smoky liquor I couldn't quite place. 
Over the years, I always wanted to recreate this recipe, but I couldn't quite figure out what the liquor or the smoky flavour came from.  
Enter my favourite liquor store: 
Once I knew what the liquor I needed was, I got to work on the recipe, but it wasn't quite as good as the one I had in Seattle and as with all of my recipes, I wasn't ready to share it until I felt like it was 100% ready. 
When Breville approached me this fall to see if I wanted to try out their new smoking gun, I knew it was a perfect match, and the final element to complete this years long recipe in the making. 
The Breville Smoking Gun is a cold smoking device has a dual-speed design that's great for gentle or intense smoke flavouring.  

It comes with Applewood and Hickory Wood Chips that last for about 20 minutes of smoking,  and it's pretty easy to re-order some online once you're out. 

  • Dual-speed design for gentle or intense smoke flavouring
  • Applewood and Hickory Wood Chips
  • 2 mesh filters
  • 4 x AA batteries
  • 9 recipe cards
  • Removable burn chamber
  • Secure standalone platform
  • Cold smoke system, won't burn foods
  • Metal/silicone smoke tube
Recipe makes 6 servings
- 1 cup caramel sauce
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) mezcal
- fleur de sel (flaky sea salt), to taste
- whipping cream (optional, for garnish)


Start by creating your caramel sauce.  You can find my favourite recipe for homemade caramel sauce here.
Once caramel is finished cooking, reserve a few tbsp for garnishing.  
 Add milk to caramel, whisking in 1 cup at a time.  Warm milk, being careful not to scald. 
 Add Mezcal and pour into 6 mugs.
Next, pull out your Breville Smoking Gun, and add just a hint of smoke (1 chamber full should do for the entire batch). 
Garnish with fleur de sel, whipped cream, and reserved caramel sauce.
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. 

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


  1. I have been wanting to try this apliance. something new and innovative. Happy New Year!!

    1. It's a really fun kitchen gadget for sure! Happy New Year to you as well. :)

  2. I saw the demo of this last month at the bay and the smoked cheese that came from it was soooo good! Most def a fun gift! Smoked cocktails too!!?

  3. It's a wonderful feeling when a post is finally up and running. I have at least 5 seasonal posts that I never seem to have the time to complete and like you, this smoking gun is perfect for one of them. Thanks for sharing ♥

  4. I absolutely love your blog. I'm always excited to see new recipes.

  5. I love this idea! I'm always super excited to see new recipes up on your page.


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