Mix up these cocktails from India’s Smoke Lab Vodka, a craft vodka brand made from basmati rice.
Currently available in classic and Anise, Smoke Lab has creamy, toasty notes that are delicious alone and play well in a wide range of cocktails.
Each of these three cocktails serves as a fantastic way to play up these unique vodkas’ flavors. If you consider yourself a vodka aficionado, you need to get your hands on a bottle. As one of the only vodkas made from basmati rice, both Smoke Lab Classic and Anise’s palette are unique.
Smoke Lab Anise
- 1 1/2 oz. Smoke Lab Aniseed Vodka
- 1/4 oz. Vermouth
- 1/3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/3 oz. Sancha Tea Honey Syrup
- 1 Egg White
Preparation: 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
Preparation: 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
Preparation: Shake all ingredients together. Strain into a tall glass with ice and top with tonic. Garnish with a long orange peel and serve.