Add a smoky swirl of flavor to your cozy craft cocktails for an elevated Holiday Pappy Hour!
While we don't fancy ourselves master mixologists, we are known to have fun and experiment with concocting craft cocktails for spontaneous and fun at home Pappy hour! It can be intimidating though to figure out what flavors to combine or how to master the art of the Old Fashioned. That is one of the reasons we have worked to perfect our own craft cocktail mixers and line of barware and accessories - to make delicious and easy cocktails attainable at home!
Of course, always looking to elevate our Pappy Hours and infuse even more of our favorite Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel aged and inspired flavor, we didn't stop there. We enjoyed smoked Manhattans on an outing to a favorite restaurant and decided we had to figure out a way to make them ourselves - with our own Pappy twist of course.
Our Smoked Cocktail Kit does just that. Featuring a custom Pappy & Company mini culinary grade torch, and a piece of genuine Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Stave with a lasered indentation to snugly accommodate our signature Pappy & Company Keys Rocks glasses, emblazoned with our iconic keys logo representing the legacy of Pappy Van Winkle's dedication to hospitality.
Torch the stave block, to release the Pappy Van Winkle bourbon flavors so recently held within the barrel, and a delightfully sweet and charred smoke will encircle your glass (chill beforehand to capture even stronger flavor) in a smoke bath. Fill with your cocktail of choice for an elevated and flavorful experience that will make your Pappy Hour one to remember.
*(Holiday entertaining & gifting bonus tip): This happens to make an excellent gift, especially for those amongst us who are rather discerning (otherwise known as "hard to shop for")!
Super Bonus Mixologist Tip:Add an elegant ice globe from the Monogram Heated Ice Press for a perfectly executed and sophisticated craft cocktail that will melt evenly without diluting all of that smoky flavor!
Learn how to master the art of the the smoked cocktail below - and use the recipe featuring our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Mixerfor the simplest smoky Old Fashioned. If you are feeling adventurous - try some of our favorite seasonal craft cocktail recipes below that we recommend you try with a smoky twist!
Impress your guests with a flawless and surprisingly sophisticated smoky spin on a favorite Pappy Hour cocktail!
Carrie Van Winkle Greener, Co-Founder
1. Begin torching the authentic Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrel stave block in a circular motion for about 10-20 seconds or until a flame ignites.
2. Have your glass ready in the opposite hand and quickly place it over the flame. Once you trap the flame you will see it extinguish and your glass will fill with smoke.
3. After a few seconds, flip the glass back over and create your favorite cocktail with that added smoky flavor.
For the Simple Smoky Old Fashioned follow the next steps:
4. Add bourbon and Old Fashioned mix and stir with ice.
5. Garnish with orange twist!
Tip:Chill your glass beforehand to capture even stronger flavor.