SMOKE LAB, India’s new age vodka, is serving up three delicious cocktail recipes to help usher in the arrival and renewal of spring. Each cocktail celebrates the distinct qualities of the distiller’s newest venture – SMOKE LAB Classic Vodka and SMOKE LAB Aniseed flavored Vodka – that debuted in the United States in October 2020.
SMOKE LAB Classic Vodka is an ultra-pure spirit immersed in intrigue. It opens with fresh nutty aromas and hints of citrus fruits and unfolds into an Intensity and complexity on the palate. The finish is subtle citrus fruits with hints of nutty characters. SMOKE LAB Aniseed Vodka is a playful exploration of a much-loved Indian herb with refreshing notes of fennel and licorice finishing with a creamy, sweetness and delicate fennel blossom note on the palate. The following recipes were specifically developed to highlight the exceptional character of the vodkas:
SMOKE LAB ANISE
1 ½ oz. Smoke Lab Aniseed Vodka
¼ oz. Vermouth
1/3 oz. Fresh lime juice
1/3 oz. Sancha tea honey syrup
1 Egg White
In a shaker filled with ice, measure the above ingredients and shake well. Serve strained into a tumbler glass with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of dehydrated orange.
2 oz. Smoke Lab Aniseed Vodka
2 tsp. dried cranberries
1 Orange wedge squeezed/1 dehydrated orange slice
3 drops orange bitters
In a tumbler, pour Smoke Lab Aniseed and dried cranberries and muddle until the flavors are released. Add three drops of orange bitters and squeeze a fresh wedge of orange and drop. Overfill the glass with crushed ice. Garnish with dried cranberries and dehydrated orange.
SMOKE & TONIC
1 oz. Smoke Vodka Classic
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. White Wine
Grapefruit tonic water
Fresh grapefruit and rice water shrub
Shake all ingredients together. Strain into a tall glass with ice and top with tonic. Garnish with a long orange peel and serve.
SMOKE LAB VODKA is India’s first-ever homegrown, luxury Vodka, inspired and guided by SMOKE LAB Founder & CEO, Varun Jain. It is manufactured one batch at a time, at a state-of-the-art distillery and crafted with locally sourced superior-quality Basmati rice, a crop indigenous to the brand’s native country, and pure Himalayan spring water.
SMOKE LAB VODKA is available in NY, NJ & CA with plans for further expansion in 2021. It retails for the suggested price of $20/750ml.
For more SMOKE LAB Classic and SMOKE LAB Aniseed Vodka cocktail recipes, visit smokelabofficial.com/cocktails
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