Summer Recipe: Smoked Bourbon Lemonade

Coryanne Ettiene from Market Ettiene is no stranger to cocktails. She offers private cocktail workshops ($500) to teach you how to mix and shake like the pros at home. And this summer, she’s launching a new “Party in a Bag,” which includes everything you need to master the tricks yourself.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people and companies asking us for workshops so their teams can rebuild after a separation,” says Ettiene. “We deliver everything needed for three different cocktails, including recipe cards. This will be available online as a subscription with a new party each month or as special occasion gift bags with recipes selected to match the event.

This smoky bourbon lemonade recipe is one of Ettiene’s favorite summer cocktails. “I love most of all of this,” she says. “But really, it’s kind of a dirty Shirley Temple. It goes down quite easily.

1 cup of ice cream
1 palo santo stick
1 ounce of bourbon (For a stronger kick, use a light tequila; for a softer tone, opt for vodka.)
2 ounces of freshly squeezed lemonade
1 to 2 teaspoons Jack Rudy cherry juice
1 lemon wedge
2 Jack Rudy bourbon cocktail cherries

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Place a lit, smoking palo santo stick inside with the stain pointing up. Cover for 30 seconds to infuse the ice. (If you prefer a smokier, heavier taste, let it smoke for a full minute.) Remove the lid and palo santo, then add the bourbon, lemonade, and cherry juice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds. In a glass, mash the lemon wedge and a cherry together. Remove and reserve the lemon zest, then strain the contents of the shaker over it, retaining the ice. Garnish with lemon zest and a fresh cherry.


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