On the same trip to Long Island where we discovered the Chocolate Chili Old Fashioned, we had an awesome cocktail called a Smokin’ Peach at a nice little Italian joint called Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, in Garden City, NY.
Being from Georgia and all, we found it amusing that a New York establishment would have a peach cocktail, but no matter. This thing is incredible, and the smoke adds an extra dimension. As usual, this is my take – I asked them for the specific quantities, but they ain’t talkin’.
If you don’t have a smoking kit, it’s fine – the cocktail stands on its own; the smoke just adds, well, what smoking a cocktail adds.
Over time I’ve updated and adapted this recipe slightly by substituting a dried orange wheel when I’m out of dried peach slices for garnishing, and suggested fruit woods for smoking rather than hardwoods like maple or oak.