Summer Recipe: Smoked Bourbon Lemonade


Coryanne Ettiene from Ettiene Market is no stranger to cocktails. She offers private cocktail workshops ($500) to teach you how to mix and shake like the pros back 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 people and companies asking us for workshops so that their teams can rebuild after a while,” says Ettiene. “We supply everything needed for three different cocktails, including recipe cards. This will be available online as a subscription plan with a new party every month or as special occasion gift bags with curated recipes to match the event.”

This smoked bourbon lemonade recipe is one of Ettiene’s summer cocktail favorites. “I like the perk,” she says. “But really, it’s kind of a dirty Shirley Temple. It goes down quite easily.”

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

Travel directions
Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Insert a burning and smoldering palo santo stick with the smudge side up. Cover for 30 seconds to let the ice set. (If you prefer a smokier, heavier flavor, let it smoke for a full minute.) Remove the lid and palo santo, then add bourbon, lemonade, and cherry juice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds. Mix the lemon wedge and a cherry in a glass. Remove and reserve the lemon zest, then strain the contents of the shaker over the top, holding back the ice. Garnish with the lemon zest and a fresh cherry.


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