Smoky Sidecar

The cognac or brandy drink named after the motorcycle attachment, with smoked paprika and lemon.

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  • Makes: 1 servings
  • Makes: 1 drink
  • Start to Finish: 10 mins

Smoky Sidecar

Directions

  1. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with one of the Smoked Lemon halves. Dip the rim into a dish of smoked sugar to coat.
  2. Squeeze enough juice from the remaining lemon half to measure 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce).
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with Smoked Ice Cubes. Add the lemon juice, cognac, and Cointreau. Cover and shake until very cold. Strain into the prepared glass filled with additional ice cubes.

From the Test Kitchen

Garnish Suggestion:

Dip the pointed end of a lemon wedge into smoked paprika. Place the lemon wedge on the rim of the glass.

Smoky Sidecar for Eight:

Squeeze enough juice from 6 Smoked Lemon halves to measure 1/2 cup. In a pitcher combine the lemon juice, 2 cups cognac or other brandy, and 1 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur. Serve in rocks glasses filled with Smoked Ice Cubes or ice cubes.

Smoked Brown Sugar

Directions

  1. At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain before using.
  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium coals on one side of the grill. Sprinkle water-soaked wood chips over coals. Place 1 cup brown sugar cubes in a small disposable foil pan on grill rack on the opposite side of the coals. Cover and grill about 15 min or until sugar starts to caramelize on the surface. Remove sugar cubes and cool.
  3. Process the cubes in a food processor until cubes are pulverized.

Smoked Sugar

Directions

  1. At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain before using. Place ice cubes in a small disposable foil pan. Place sugar cubes in another small disposable foil pan. Place pan with the sugar cubes on top of pan with the ice.
  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Test for medium heat in center of grill. Sprinkle wood chips over coals. Place stacked pans on grill rack over center of grill. Cover and grill about 30 minutes or until sugar is lightly browned. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Add wood chips according to the manufacturer's directions. Grill as above.) Let sugar cool. Crush sugar cubes.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

Pick the "flavor" of wood chips you desire--oak, hickory, apple, maple, or pecan. Or the next time you are smoking on the grill, make the smoked sugar for your cocktails.

Smoked Ice Cubes

Directions

  1. At least one hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain before using.
  2. Place ice cubes in a 9x5-inch disposable foil pan. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Test for medium heat in center of grill. Sprinkle wood chips over coals. Place pan on grill rack over center of grill. Cover and grill for 30 minutes. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Add wood chips according to the manufacturer's directions. Grill as above.)
  3. Remove pan from grill; cool. Pour water into ice cube trays. Freeze for at least 8 hours or until firm.

Smoked Lemons

Directions

  1. At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain before using. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each lemon half so it will sit flat on the grill; set aside.
  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Sprinkle wood chips over coals. Place lemon halves, cut sides up, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill about 20 minutes or until lemons are softened and peels are lightly browned. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Add wood chips according to the manufacturer's directions. Grill as above.)

Nutrition Facts (Smoked Lemons)

  • Per serving:
  • 10 kcal ,
  • 0 g fat
  • 0 mg chol. ,
  • 1 mg sodium ,
  • 4 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 1 g sugar ,
  • 0 g pro.
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Nutrition Facts (Smoky Sidecar)

  • Per serving:
  • 229 kcal ,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 0 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 0 mg chol. ,
  • 1 mg sodium ,
  • 13 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 2 g sugar ,
  • 0 g pro.
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