Smoke Signals Cocktail

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups pecan wood chips (or hickory)
  • ice cube
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 10
    tablespoons Jack Daniels Whiskey or 10 tablespoons other whiskey
  • 6
    tablespoons amontillado sherry wine
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line heavy large pot with heavy-duty foil. Sprinkle wood chips over bottom of pot; cover. Turn exhaust fan on high. Heat pot over high heat until smoke begins to form inside pot. Fill 9 x 4 1/2 x 3-inch metal loaf pan with ice. Place in pot; cover tightly. Smoke ice until just melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Cover loaf pan tightly with plastic wrap; freeze until firm, at least 6 hours. Using ice pick, cut ice block crosswise into *large* smoked ice chunks allowing 1 per glass. Wrap tightly in plastic and keep frozen.
  • Bring 1 cup water and sugar to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; reduce heat to medium and simmer until syrup tastes like pecans, about 12 minutes. Strain; discard pecans. Cover and chill pecan syrup until cold, about 2 hours.
  • Place 5 tablespoons whiskey, 3 tablespoons Sherry, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons pecan syrup in cocktail shaker. Fill with plain ice cubes; cover and shake until cold. Divide mixture between 2 old-fashioned glasses. Repeat with remaining 5 tablespoons whiskey, 3 tablespoons Sherry, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 3 tablespoons pecan syrup, and ice. Place 1 smoked ice chunk in each glass and serve.
  • NOTE:
  • One reviewer suggested the smoking be done with the BBQ outdoors. Sounds like a good idea to me too.
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